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PLT3370 - America: Decay of the Liberal Dream?

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


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.


Essay (2500 words): 50%
A seen exam (2000 words): 50%
Third-year students will require higher degrees of originality and more sophisticated conceptual and analytical standards than second-year student's assessments. They will be evaluated based on how well they demonstrate evidence of the aforementioned criteria.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


First-year sequence in Politics.