Political Science | Intro to Comparative Politics
Y107 | 10521 | Razo

Y107 Introduction to Comparative Politics
This course has a dual purpose: to introduce students to political
science and to show how political scientists compare and contrast
different countries.   Students will gain a basic understanding of the
variety of political systems that different societies have established
throughout history.  We will pay particular attention to the economic
consequences of different types of government to understand why some
countries are rich and others are poor, but will also explore various
other topics such as presidential and parliamentary democracies,
dictatorships, political order and conflict, political participation,
public policies, and social movements.  Political theories will be
illustrated with case readings and regular short films from selected
countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.