POLS105-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Comparing the Politics of Nations: A Global Introduction

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 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.  

Note: Attendance to all lectures is a course requirement.  Students with more than one lecture day clash/conflict each week with another enrolled course are strongly advised not to enrol for POLS105.  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 14 days (including weekends) from the date of the class it was recorded. After the period has passed, the recorded lecture will be deleted and will therefore no longer be available;
2) students are expected to attend all lectures and the availability of recorded lecture is not a replacement for class attendance.

Course Coordinator

Alex Tan

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 20% 4 short quizzes in-class during semester. Each worth 5%. First - 2/8/21, second - 16/8/21, third - 27/9/21, fourth - 8/10/21
Short essay 15 Oct 2021 10% No less than 475 words and no more than 500 words
Midterm ‘in-class’ test 27 Aug 2021 30% 50 minutes
End-of-term ‘in-class’ test 22 Oct 2021 40% 50 minutes

Textbooks / Resources

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 $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All POLS105 Occurrences

  • POLS105-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021