Political Analysis (GOVT2991)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1600wd Essay (35%), 1x1400wd Group project (30%), 1x1hr In-class examination (25%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

GOVT2091

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.