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PL4001 - Applied Political and International Analysis

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject will provide students with skills to undertake applied research in any of the sub-fields of political science. It follows on from the Semester 1 honours subject and puts theory and method into practice through the systematic application of frameworks for understanding "real world" politics. Particular attention will be paid to operationalising political frameworks in the context of understanding complex political phenomena and processes. This will be done through analysis of a range of topics in politics and international affairs, which will be selected in consultation with students.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop high level applied research skills in one or more of the recognised sub-fields of the political science discipline;
  • to further develop students skills in research and writing in political science;
  • to learn how to relate political science frameworks to understanding political phenomena and processes.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (15%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); defence of argument (30%); essays (35%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (15%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); defence of argument (30%); essays (35%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.