POL 208 Comparative Politics, 3 credits

The course examines different thematic and analytical frameworks to understand the political systems, policy outcomes, and socio-economic divisions in several foreign countries. Key topics may include: classification of political regimes and electoral systems; types of economic systems and outputs; and the explanation of socio-economic divisions and their impacto on political and economic stability.

Prerequisites: POL 100 and POL 103. Previously offered as POL 308. Students may not receive credit for both POL 208 and 308.