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USSC2602: US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws

This unit introduces students to US political institutions and political culture. The unit will examine the electoral system and recent presidential elections as well as presidencies from 1960 onwards. It will explore US public policies in the area of race, welfare, and criminal justice and analyse how policy ideas and proposals come into law. It will also introduce the dominant ideologies in US politics. By the end of the unit students will have a comprehensive understanding of American Domestic politics.

Code USSC2602
Academic unit United States Studies Centre
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies

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

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.