Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Politic Sc & Internat Studies




Two Semesters

Class contact

2 Seminar hours


POLS6111, POLS6112, POLS6311, POLS6211, POLS6212, POLS6301, POLS6312, POLS6321


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Assessment methods

Research Essays

Course coordinator

Dr Richard Shapcott

Current course offerings

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Course description

This year-long course is organised into four modules: 1) Political Science as a Discipline 2) Creativity and Theorising in Research 3) Methodological Argumentation and Evaluation 4) Methods. Students will learn how to undertake creative and interesting research, driven by good research questions, grounded in the discipline of political science, using illuminating methods appropriate to the central research question/s. Students commencing in Semester 1 enrol in POLS6315 for two consecutive semesters and Students commencing in Semester 2 enrol in POLS6316 for two consecutive semesters.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile