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PL4002 - Theory and Method in Political Science

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
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Combinations:
PL4003

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: (60%); (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: (60%); (40%).

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.