POLS205-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

United States Politics

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course focuses on the politics and government of the United States. Topics include civil rights and civil liberties, institutions, Presidential-Congressional relations, the national security establishment (e.g. the military and Central Intelligence Agency), and the new (45th) Presidential Administration. We also consider key foreign policy issues such as the U.S.in the Asia-Pacific region, U.S.-China relations, U.S.-Israel relations, and the global significance of the U.S. economy.

Learning Outcomes

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.


15 points in POLS at 100-level. Students not meeting the prerequisites but with at least a B average in 60 points in appropriate courses may be admitted by the approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 30 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 30 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Amy Fletcher

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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