GOVT 1313

GOVT 1313

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will introduce students to comparative politics—the study of the political institutions, identities, and organized interests in countries around the world. Emphasis is on how to make meaningful comparisons between systems in different countries. Towards that goal, we will be looking at a dozen countries with different histories, political systems, and from various regions around the world.  We will also use a comparative framework to use our knowledge of these (and other) countries to examine questions about democracies and democratization, electoral systems and political parties, authoritarian regimes, political mobilization and change, economic development and globalization, nationalism and identity politics, among other topics.  The meta theme of this course is the comparative method as a unique way of leveraging our understanding about social and political phenomena.

When Offered Spring, Summer.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5297GOVT 1313  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    This course will be offered in collaboration with the Languages Across the Curriculum Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 1313 may enroll in an optional one credit discussion section in French, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese. Interested students should contact the instructor.

  •  7544GOVT 1313  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7545GOVT 1313  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7546GOVT 1313  DIS 203

    • WUris Hall G26
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7547GOVT 1313  DIS 204

    • WWhite Hall 106
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7549GOVT 1313  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7852GOVT 1313  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  8701GOVT 1313  DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  8702GOVT 1313  DIS 211

    • FWhite Hall 110
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  8716GOVT 1313  DIS 212

    • WUris Hall 369
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  8717GOVT 1313  DIS 213

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person