Units of Study

GOVT2991 - Political Analysis

Semester 2, 2014  |  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.


2000wd essay (35%) and 1500wd group project (30%) and mid-semester test (25%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations at the level of Credit or better, or with the consent of the Honours Coordinator.



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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