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US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws - USSC2602

Year - 2018

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.

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

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

Pre-requisites

18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies

Details

Faculty: University-wide

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: United States Studies Centre
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 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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