Units of Study

GOVT2991 - Political Analysis

Semester 1, 2013  |  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


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Government at the level of Credit or better, or with the consent of the Honours Coordinator, Dr John Mikler

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


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