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USSC2602: US Politics: Race, Power, Polarisation

2024 unit information

This unit explores American political institutions and culture. We look at who holds power in the United States, how they gained it, and what they do with it. It uses cutting edge quantitative research to explore the causes and political consequences of growing economic inequality, ongoing racial tensions, and how it has shaped the dominant ideologies of US politics and growing political polarisation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

United States Studies Centre

Code USSC2602
Academic unit United States Studies Centre
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Communication - oral and written
  • LO2. Research skills
  • LO3. Problem solving and decision making
  • LO4. Conceptual and analytical skills
  • LO5. Information skills
  • LO6. More specifically students who complete this course should have a basic knowledge of America and American Politics

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive November 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote

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