Political Science | Intro to Comparative Politics
Y107 | 12595 | Morris MacLean


This course looks at a variety of regions around the world (i.e.,
Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America) in order to
investigate some of the most important and fundamental questions
about politics: Why are some countries democratic and others not?
Why do some countries prosper economically while many continue to
struggle with widespread poverty? Why does popular protest and group
conflict lead to violence in some cases, but not in others?  By
learning about political life in different countries and comparing
their different experiences, students will develop the skills to
think critically and begin to answer these important questions.  The
course will focus on several countries from the above regions,
including: Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Northern Ireland, Russia,
Rwanda, the U.K., and the U.S.  The requirements will include: a
weekly news analysis portfolio, four quizzes, midterm, and final
exam.