Providing a comprehensive understanding of American domestic politics, this unit explores the US system of government in detail and the ideas that underlie it. It will also examine the relationship between the President and the Congress, as well as presidential elections, and domestic issues such as race, inequality, law and order, and immigration policy.
Weeks 4-13, Semester 1, 2018
20% blog post (600 words)
20% seminar presentation and group paper
45% major paper (3000 words)
15% class participation
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A Washington Post article about Australian politician Warren Entsch, a Liberal National MP who represents socially conservative far north Queensland. Entsch plans to introduce legislation into the Australian parliament to legalise same-sex marriage...
USSC chief executive officer Professor Simon Jackman is interviewed on ABC RN Breakfast about the findings of opinion polling conducted in Australia and the United States comparing support for same-sex marriage. The opinion...