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POS 173 Comparative Politics

This course introduces students to the different theories and methods employed in comparative political analysis. It will examine diverse political systems in the international arena, highlighting subjects such as political culture and socialization, modernization and political development, group politics, class analysis, the political elite approach, functionalism, and systems analysis. The course is a preparatory course designed for majors and Social Studies concentrators, emphasizing enhanced development of analytical and research skills. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. (CP) (L10)