Comparative Politics

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Students of comparative politics examine the political impact of social structures, institutions, and cultural mores. Comparative political scientists explore the patterns, processes, and regularities among different communities, nations, and regions throughout the world.

Sample Undergraduate Courses:

  • POLS 1500: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 2510: West European Politics
  • POLS 2520: Introduction to African Politics
  • POLS 2530: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
  • POLS 2540: Ethnicity and Internal War
  • POLS 2550: Political Systems of the Sub-Sahara
  • POLS 2560: The Politics of Asia
  • POLS 2570: Introduction to Latin American Politics
  • POLS 3520: Communism, Capitalism, and Social Justice
  • POLS 3530: Comparative Revolutions
  • POLS 4500: Russian Political Culture
  • POLS 4510: Democratization

Sample Graduate Courses:

  • POLS 5500: Russian Political Culture 
  • POLS 5510: Democratization
  • POLS 5840: Politics of Health
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