This unit introduces students to the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches used by politics and international relations scholars. 'What is politics?' and 'how can we understand it?' are questions used to explore conceptual approaches, ranging from behaviouralism to feminism, and the way in which social science research is designed and conducted.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
4x375wd tutorial exercises (30%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x1hr exam (25%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12 Junior credit points with Credit or greater in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International RelationsProhibitions