GOVT 133: Introduction to Comparative Politics

GOVT 133-K01: Intro Comparative Politics
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 05:45 PM TR

Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G106

Section Information for Fall 2022

This course introduces students to the key concepts of comparative politics, comparative methods, and theoretical and analytical tools used in social sciences broadly.  The themes include logical explanations, games of politics, state formation, regime types, democratization, determinants and consequences of differing types of political rules.  The course is structured to help students understand the existence of different types of political system; political processes and outcomes based on rational choice of actors involved; and their implications for the globalized world today.  It is also designed to encourage students to read cases related to each topic and apply comparative analysis with other similar/different cases. The curriculum includes some exercise and assignments aiming to design comparative research, critically assess causal explanations, and to logically explain the political phenomenon and international politics of today.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Discusses methods and subject matter of comparative political analysis. Includes political systems, politics, participation in politics, government structures, policy-making process, and evaluation of political performance.Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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