CPO 4034 Politics of the Developing Areas – South Asia
This course introduces the politics of South Asia and describes the region’s colonial legacy and contemporary political institutions. The course covers all South Asian countries, but we will emphasize the more populous countries in the region, paying the greatest attention to India, followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh. Students will develop substantial regional knowledge and learn to think critically on the major puzzles and policy issues facing the region. Students will apply this knowledge to important overarching questions: What is the relationship between development and democracy? What is the role of history in shaping political outcomes? Does the concept of democracy change in the developing world?
CPO 2002 Comparative Politics
This survey course examines the fundamentals of political systems, including institutions, ideology, regimes, economics, and ethnic divides. We explore primary areas of research in comparative politics, including colonization, nationalism, democratization, economic development, conflict, and international political economy. POS 2041 American Government
This survey course provides a comprehensive examination of the American political system. Students will become familiar with theory, organization, principles, and function of the American national government, and various elements within the political system that impact policy outcomes.
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