Units of Study
GOVT2991 - Political Analysis
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Ariadne Vromen
This unit assists students enrolled in the honours program to develop the conceptual and practical skills they need to excel in any area of substantial political inquiry. An overview of political inquiry is presented through an examination of the diversity in theoretical and methodological approaches used by those who carry out political research. This includes looking at, for example, institutional, behavioural, discourse and feminist approaches in political inquiry, and the usage of quantitative and qualitative methods. The assessment is based around constructing research projects that can be utilised to answer current political questions.
1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x1500wd group project (30%), mid-semester test (25%) and tutorial participation (10%)
David Marsh and Gerry Stoker 'Theory and Methods in Political Science', 3rd edition
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
12 Junior credit points from Government at the level of Credit or better, or with the consent of the Honours Coordinator, Dr John Mikler
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
A timetable is not available for this session.
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