Introduction to Comparative Politics

Spring 2023 > Humanities & Social Sciences > POLI.1120 > 082

Course No: POLI.1120-082; SIS Class Nbr: 1173; SIS Term: 3230
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

What is democracy? What factors explain the demise of some authoritarian regimes? How can we explain the persistent underdevelopment of certain countries? What factors explain why civil war emerges in some weak states but not in others? These are the kinds of questions that Comparative Politics seeks to answer and this class will introduce central topics and theories in comparative politics. It will also analyze variations in similarities across regions of the world using in-depth analysis and systematic comparison across and within countries. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Special Notes: BS/SSD
  • Core Codes: SS, DCA
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Patricia White
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2023 Spring: Mar 13 to May 06
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
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