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PI3074: AMERICAN POLITICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 30 Jul 2020 13:10


Course Overview

The 2016 American Presidential election further intensified global interest in the politics of the USA. The course takes an in-depth look at the institutions, the actors and the issues that make American politics a fascinating subject for observers the world over.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Malcolm Edward Harvey

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The 2016 American Presidential election further intensified global interest in the politics of the USA.  The course takes an in-depth look at the institutions, the actors and the issues that make American politics a fascinating subject for observers the world over.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay (3000 words) - 50%

Group Briefing Document - 30%

Blog (1000 words) - 20%

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Essay (2500 words) - 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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