POLSCI 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first- and second-year students.
Other Course Info:
F, W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to the social scientific study of comparative politics. We will cover a number of questions relevant to understanding the world today. Why are some countries democratic and others authoritarian? What are the explanations for rapid growth and development in some parts of the world, but not others? How are racial, ethnic, and class divisions dealt with in different societies? How do different types of political institutions affect outcomes such as inequality, political participation, and regime stability?

Course Requirements:

Students are evaluated via in-class quizzes, a mid-term and final exam, and one writing assignment.

POLSCI 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11902
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
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11903
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1
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
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11904
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
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11905
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0
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
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11906
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2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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11907
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
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11908
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1
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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11909
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
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11910
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2
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
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30395
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1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
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30396
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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31881
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
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31882
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1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Note:
This is the only required textbook for the class. We will use other readings selectively. They will be available electronically.
ISBN: 9780321449740
Comparative politics, Author: David Samuels., Publisher: Pearson Education 2013
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