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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2007

GOV 344L • Introduction to Comparative Politics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40040 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
MEZ B0.306
Pedahzur

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic elements and concepts of the comparative politics field. We will focus on the understanding of political events, institutes and behavior from an academic perspective. We will also discuss the development of the study of comparative politics and different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of politics.

Grading Policy

Your grade in this course will be determined according to the following formula: Class presentation 10% 2 exams (Midterm 45% and Final 45%) 90%

Texts

Core Texts Newton, Kenneth. Van Deth, Jaw. W. 2005. Foundations of Comparative Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press. O'neil, Patrick. H. 2007. Essentials of Comparative Politics. Second Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Supplementary Texts: Oneil, Patrick. H. Rogowski, Ronald. 2006. Essential Readings in Comparative Politics. Second Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Oneil, Patrick. Fields, Karl. Share, Don. 2006. Cases in Comparative Politics. Second Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

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