GOVT 133: Introduction to Comparative Politics

GOVT 133-K01: Intro Comparative Politics
(Fall 2023)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G202

Section Information for Fall 2023

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 systems; political processes and outcomes based on the rational choice of actors involved; and their implications for the globalized world 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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