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Course Code: IRLS300 Course ID: 3763 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Introduces major theoretical approaches to the comparative study of politics. The student applies these approaches to government institutions, the policy-making process, political participation, economic structures and social change for both state and non-state actors.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2021 - 10/01/2021 10/04/2021 - 11/28/2021 October Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Explain the construction of Comparative Politics as a discipline.
CO-2: Describe various types of political institutions.
CO-3: Compare theories of democracy.
CO-4: Examine the relationship between political and economic structures.
CO-5: Analyze the roles played by political actors, including parties in a political system.
CO-6: Assess the various challenges facing developing and newly industrializing states.
CO-7: Differentiate among the competing forces of globalization.
CO-8: Deconstruct the underlying causes of revolutions.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

In many weeks, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to more than 2 classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent
This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required readings from this course is mandatory.
Progress assignment - 25 percent
Specialized Exercise. 6 pages including research and analysis.
Final assignment – 25 percent
This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required readings from this course is mandatory.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Explain the construction of Comparative Politics as a discipline.
CO-2: Describe various types of political institutions.
CO-3: Compare theories of democracy.
CO-4: Examine the relationship between political and economic structures.
CO-5: Analyze the roles played by political actors, including parties in a political system.
CO-6: Assess the various challenges facing developing and newly industrializing states.
CO-7: Differentiate among the competing forces of globalization.
CO-8: Deconstruct the underlying causes of revolutions.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.