Nov 29, 2023
POSC 260 - Comparative Politics
Comparative political analysis, utilizing a variety of methods and theoretical approaches; application to selected western and non-western systems. Recommended to precede other courses in comparative politics. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).
General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society
General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P3 Perspectives on Current Issues
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify basic concepts, processes, and theories of Comparative Politics
- Identify comparative political issues in an historical and contemporary context
- Explain the formal connections between political, social and economic power and governmental performance across countries
- Analyze the impact of politics, culture, history and economics on contemporary political systems and develop answers to address these problems.
- Explain how the structures of governance affect comparative institutional performance as concerns issues of equality and equity.
- Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to address the performance of diverse national political systems.
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