Introduction to Comparative Politics

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Course No: POLI.1120-045; SIS Class Nbr: 3235; SIS Term: 2840
Course Status: Canceled 4/10/19

Course Description

What is democracy? What factors explain the demise of some authoritarian regimes? How can we explain the persistent underdevelopment of certain countries? What factors explain why civil war emerges in some weak states but not in others? These are the kinds of questions that Comparative Politics seeks to answer and this class will introduce central topics and theories in comparative politics. It will also analyze variations in similarities across regions of the world using in-depth analysis and systematic comparison across and within countries. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites:
  • Special Notes: BS/SSD
  • Section Notes:
  • Core Codes: SS, DCA
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Seung Ok Ryu
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2019: May 20 to Jul 01
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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