POLSCI 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

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:

Description

This course is an introduction to the social scientific study of comparative politics. The course is motivated by questions that are relevant to the understanding of politics today. These questions include: 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 do racial, ethnic, and class divisions emerge and persist in different societies? How do different types of political institutions affect outcomes such as inequality, political participation, and regime stability? How have different political systems responded to the strains of globalization and increased economic integration? This course examines these questions through a broad comparative lens that covers many countries and regions in the world, rather than focusing on specific country cases.

Course Requirements:

Students are evaluated via a diverse set of assignments, including readings, in-person simulations, country analysis, research reports, and critical thinking essays. The course uses a gamified structure.

Schedule

POLSCI 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11643
Open
66
 
4
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11644
Closed
0
 
1
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11645
Closed
0
 
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11646
Open
1
 
-
W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11648
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11650
Closed
0
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
24299
Closed
0
 
1
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
24300
Closed
0
 
1
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
24605
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
24606
Closed
0
 
1
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
27633
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
015 (DIS)
 In Person
27634
Open
3
 
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W 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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