2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

POSC 210 - Introductory Comparative Politics

3 CR
This course is a comparative study of the political systems, ideologies, and institutions of selected European, Latin American, Asian, and African states. In this course, we will give special attention to the dynamics of political change (including contemporary “transition to democracy”) and their relationship to economic and social development.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain comparative politics as a discipline of political science.
  2. Analyze the universal interests shared by all political units.
  3. Interpret the policy process as applied by varying foreign governments and the United States.
  4. Identify the entities of the various governments studied that carry out the universal steps of the policy process.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the various governments studied in relation to the impact upon the lives of the body politic.