Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPolitics
OfferedNot offered in 2013


Previously coded PLT2370


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%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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


First-year sequence in Politics.