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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty contact hours per semester. Two 1-hour lectures per week for 10 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks. The lecture and tutorial programs are staggered and cover the 12 weeks of semester |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Usually one first-year politics subject.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof David Tucker
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject tackles the operations of the American political system, examining the interplay of interests, culture, personalities and institutions. Students begin by considering the Constitution and the principles which it embodies, and then examine key institutions, including the Presidency, the Congress, the Supreme Court and the political parties. On completion of the subject a student should have an introductory understanding of the major political institutions in the United States that may serve as a preparation for further studies in political science; some knowledge of the achievements and failures of various presidents, such as Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Clinton; and an understanding of the major social problems confronting the United States today.
|Assessment:||A written essay of 2000 words 50% (due mid-semester) and a 2-hour exam 50% (during the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available.|
|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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