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PSC 211 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

(3 units) CO6, CO11
Analysis of similarities and differences in the governing processes of different societies.

Maximum units a student may earn: 3

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. define and differentiate between core concepts in the field of comparative politics, such as state, nation, democracy, authoritarianism, etc.
2. recognize and discuss different approaches to the comparative method.
3. examine substantive topics, such as processes of economic development and political violence.
4. identify and analyze how institutions both shape and are impacted by society and politics.
5. demonstrate critical thinking skills and be able to apply substantive knowledge to interpret world events.


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