GOVT 1313

GOVT 1313

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, GLC-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Subfield (CP)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP)

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3941 GOVT 1313   LEC 001

    • TR Klarman Hall KG70
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • van de Walle, N

  • Instruction Mode: 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.

  •  5930 GOVT 1313   DIS 201

    • M McGraw Hall 366
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5931 GOVT 1313   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5932 GOVT 1313   DIS 203

    • M McGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5933 GOVT 1313   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6742 GOVT 1313   DIS 205

    • R McGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6184 GOVT 1313   DIS 206

    • R McGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6741 GOVT 1313   DIS 207

    • R Uris Hall 302
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5934 GOVT 1313   DIS 208

    • F White Hall 104
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6729 GOVT 1313   DIS 209

    • F White Hall 104
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6728 GOVT 1313   DIS 210

    • F White Hall 104
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person