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PLT2370

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit is concerned with contemporary issues, institutions, debates and actors in US politics and society and also aims to provide an overview of political power in the United States. The unit addresses three core themes influencing American governance and political participation: formal political institutions, extra-institutional factors and forces like the media and protest, and the politics of identity and multiculturalism.

Assessment

Essay (2500 words): 50%
A seen exam (2000 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics

Prerequisites

First-year sequence in Politics.

Prohibitions

PLT3370