Introduction to the comparative study of political institutions, selected public policy challenges, and political trends in selected countries and regions around the world. Students are introduced to aspects of critical analysis and comparative methods as part of exploration of topics such as comparative electoral systems, executive-legislative relations, health care policies, gun control, immigration, taxation, and democratization.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Credit towards International Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.
Not open to juniors until drop-add; not open to seniors except with permission of the instructor and only once the semester begins.