This course introduces students to comparative politics. The rise of social inequality, misinformation, and authoritarian values in modern day democracies begs the question: how long can they last? This course will explore the differences between democracies and autocracies, focusing on political systems, elections, protest, and propaganda. What systems prevail and why?
In our courses, you’ll learn about many dimensions of political life. Our majors are flexible, offering a wide variety of courses for you to pursue. You can explore topics from voting and political psychology to racial and ethnic politics; from wars and revolutions to the politics of Europe and the Middle East; from constitutional law to the politics of food.