POLS105-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Comparing the Politics of Nations: A Global Introduction

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course serves as an introduction to the basics of comparative political studies. It is designed to provide the student with a broad comparative overview of the world’s political systems. The main objective is to give students the necessary tools to assess and understand the differences in political culture, political organizations, governmental structures, and political behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

The main objective is to give students the necessary tools to assess and understand the differences in political culture, political organizations, governmental structures, and political behaviour.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Timetable Note

This course has three (3) lectures per week. There are no tutorials for this course. Students
are responsible for reading and understanding all the assigned materials for this course.
The assigned course readings complements the materials taught in class lecture.

As a courtesy and to assist students to revise after each lecture and to help in completing the
student’s personal lecture notes, class lectures will be recorded on ECHO recording and can
be accessed on the class LEARN page. It is important to note that: 1) each recorded lecture is
available for a period of one (1) week from the date of the class it was recorded. After the
one-week period has passed, the recorded lecture will be unavailable; 2) the availability of
recorded lecture is not a replacement for class attendance.

Course Coordinator

Alex Tan

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 15% 3 short quizzes in-class during semester. Each worth 5%. First - 3/8/18, second - 21/9/18, third - 5/10/18
Midterm ‘in-class’ test 24 Aug 2018 40% 50 minutes
End-of-term ‘in-class’ test 19 Oct 2018 45% 50 minutes

Textbooks

Required Texts
Compiled by Alex Tan; Comparing the Politics of Nations; A Custom Edition; Pearson, 2013

Other readings (if any) will be provided by the instructor through the class LEARN site.

Additional Course Outline Information

Where to submit and collect work

Essay boxes are located on the 5th floor Locke, outside the POLS office, Locke 501.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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