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2023 Fall > UGRD > POLSCI > POLSCI 202

Comparative Politics

Course #: POLSCI 202

This course serves as an introductory course to comparative politics. Students will learn the core concepts and methods in comparative politics including the comparative methods, states and regimes, regime types and democratic transitions through studying both developing and developed countries such as China, India, Russia, Mexico, Germany and United Kingdom. The second part of the course focuses on political institutions. Students will learn the different forms of democracies and autocracies by examining the institutions and political processes. The course seeks to understand the mechanisms through which the political institutions and processes affect citizens, behaviors and political outcomes while comparing developing and developed countries. The third part of the course discusses political issues and policy outcomes including challenges to democracies, women and politics, social cleavages, and inequality and redistribution. Throughout the course, students will develop informed and coherent arguments on relevant topics through discussions, debates, simulation games, and research.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 1678 TuTh
9:30 - 10:45 am
Jin,Shuai|Lockwood,Miles Caleb University Hall Y02-2300
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Capacity: 140
Enrolled: 139
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
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Course Attributes: International, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Stay On Track