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Comparative Politics and Government

POLI - 265

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course will expose students to various concepts and theories of comparative politics through the examination of the cultures, structures, institutions, processes and historical contexts in which they occur. Emphasis will be placed on cultural, religious, and ethnic practices and perspectives which shape contemporary society and political institutions. Students will explore the difference between industrialized democracies, current and former communist regimes, and less developed nations by analyzing politics in various case studies such as the United Kingdom, China, France, South Africa and Iran.