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PL4002 - Theory and Method in Political Science

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject aims to equip students with more advanced political science theories and methodologies. Students will have the opportunity to review theories and methodologies that are appropriate for their Honours Thesis project. It will provide students with skills to apply various analytical frameworks relevant to the field to understanding complex political phenomena and processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop frameworks for analysing politics;
  • to develop high level research skills in political science;
  • to further develop students skills in research and writing in political science;
  • to provide methodological sophistication in research in the field of politics.

Subject Assessment

  • essay (50%)
  • assignments (50%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PL4003

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Maxine Newlands.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Maxine Newlands.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.