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POLS 131 - Comparative Government and Politics

3 Credit(s).

Introduces students in the systematic study of comparative government and politics as well as the primary concepts used by political scientists to study the development and outcomes of government and politics in variety of countries. The course illustrates the diversity of government and politics including the formation of the nation-state, political economy, political culture, nationalism, democratizations, and globalization. The course covers selected governments: democracies, developing democracies, and non-democracies. By studying a variety of countries students move beyond concepts to concrete examples and will be able to address the following question: Why are some countries stable democracies and not others? Course offered fall, spring, and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite(s): ACLT 052   OR
Corequisite(s): RDNG 052  or ESOL 054 ; ENGL 052  or ESOL 052  

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