[POLS 130] Introduction to Comparative Politics and Policy

Introduction to the internal politics and policies of various countries throughout the world. Themes of the course include: methods and approaches of comparative analysis; democratic vs. authoritarian systems; political culture and state traditions; political attitudes and ideologies; executive, legislative, and judicial systems; electoral and party systems; interest groups and other civil society actors; political economy; and selected domestic and foreign policy issues. Students may elect to use this course as part of their preparation for study abroad.

Course Title

Introduction to Comparative Politics and Policy

Course Code

POLS 130



Fulfills Requirements



Offered each semester.
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