POLSCI 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Fall 2018, 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. 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?

This course is in the Comparatives subfield.

Course Requirements:

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

Schedule

POLSCI 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11837
Open
15
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11838
Open
1
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11839
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11840
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11841
Open
1
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11842
Open
1
 
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
11843
Open
1
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11844
Open
5
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
11845
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
27839
Open
3
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
27840
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
28795
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
28796
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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