Special Topic: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topic: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 100-level POLS/INTP pts

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will focus on public opinion and voting behaviour. 100% internal assessment. This course may also be able to be taken towards a major in INTP. See major requirements for details.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. analyse and apply the literature and theories regarding public opinion and voting behaviour
    2. understand and evaluate the key concepts associated with public opinion and voting
    3. interpret empirical evidence related to public opinion and voting behaviour.

    1st 2000 word essay- 30%
    2nd 2000 word essay- 30%
    1st in class test- 20%
    2nd in class test- 20%

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