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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 271
Title Introduction to Comparative Politics
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII


This course introduces the frameworks and concepts of comparative politics using industrialized democracies, communist and ex-communist countries and less developed countries as case studies. Topics include the origins and development of different political, economic and social structures; key political issues in various countries and the impact of globalization. This course provides a background for students taking other comparative courses and will assist them analyzing unfamiliar political systems and being able to make independent judgments about them. Three lecture hours per week.