This course is a comparative study of political communities. The course examines the development and spread of varied political ideologies (communism, fascism and liberalism) and their impact on crafting different approaches to governmental organization. A global approach to this topic will involve examining individual countries and regions from around the world.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Summarize the rise and history of political ideologies in the modern world.
- Apply basic terms used in the comparative study of government.
- Analyze problems within and between particular countries.
- Identify emerging world political trends and conflicts.
- Examine how government institutions reflect different approaches to governmental organization.
- Analyze the formation and implementation of public policy in different political communities.
- Investigate levels of political participation and support for political parties among citizens and groups.
- Explain the importance of political parties in different political settings.
- Contrast differences between key political ideologies.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.