An examination of the contested nature of the political and key methodological approaches to the study of politics both theoretically and in practice.
This paper examines the contested nature of what constitutes politics and the ways to conduct research. It explores key methodological approaches to the study of politics, and methods of data collection and analyses.
This paper is 100% internally assessed.
About this paper
|The 'Political': Theory and Practice
|Semester 1 (On campus)
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The required readings will be available on eReserve on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of key methodological approaches to the study of politics and the contested nature of what constitutes the political.
- Have the capacity to undertake independent research and identify relevant research sources.
- Have the ability to apply ideas and methods to new situations in written analysis and in practice.