US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws (USSC2602)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit introduces students to US political institutions and political culture. The unit will examine the electoral system and recent presidential elections as well as presidencies from 1960 onwards. It will explore US public policies in the area of race, welfare, and criminal justice and analyse how policy ideas and proposals come into law. It will also introduce the dominant ideologies in US politics. By the end of the unit students will have a comprehensive understanding of American Domestic politics.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

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

Assessment

1x2000-2500wd major paper (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%) and participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 junior credit points

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Non-award/non-degree study

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Cross-institutional study

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