17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics
Examines why democracy emerges and survives in some countries rather than in others; how political institutions affect economic development; and how American politics compares to that of other countries. Reviews economic, cultural, and institutional explanations for political outcomes. Includes case studies of politics in several countries. Assignments include several papers of varying lengths and extensive structured and unstructured class participation. Enrollment limited
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.
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