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American Politics and Foreign Policy - GOVT3672

Year - 2018

This unit provides an overview of the American political system and the formulation of foreign policy. The unit considers how foreign policy is made through the interaction of executive, legislative and judicial branches and with other elements of civil society, with a special emphasis on the post-Cold War period. It seeks to answer: (a) what is the influence of domestic politics on US foreign policy; and (b) how does the US system cope with the apparent contradictions between its ideals and the imperatives of global power?

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x 2000wd Research essay (40%), 8x 500wd Reading quizzes (10%), 1x 2hr Final Exam (40%), x Tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics OR International Relations OR American Studies OR Politics and International Relations stream or 12 senior credit points in Government and International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2405, GOVT2445

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Government and International Relations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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