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Comparative Government-GL (POLS 131)

Credit Course

3 credits

$122 per credit

in-county, fees apply

Is a course which introduces students to major concepts and theories in comparative politics. Students gain analytical knowledge and practical skills to understand the development and outcomes of governments and politics in a variety of countries. Students examine how countries vary in their political institutions and why these variations matter. Students examine the diversity of government and politics globally, including the formation of the nation-state, economics, political culture, nationalism, globalization, democracies, developing democracies, and authoritarian governments. Students examine selected governments from around the globe and across time to answer the question: Why are some countries stable democracies and not others? This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite(s): ACLT 052. Corequisite(s): ACLT 053 or (ESOL 052 or ESOL 054.
General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences (S), Diversity (D).