Comparative World Government EVP (GOVT310e)
0.5 (semester course)
Modern World History (HIST200)
New for 2020-2021!
In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of the political process and how it varies around the world. Students will study specific nations and discover how interaction between states affects the international community. They will also understand major comparative political concepts and get to know general governing structures and international roles. Emphasis will be placed on understanding typical patterns of political processes, social and political behavior, and comparisons of political institutions. Students will learn how to derive generalizations and interpret basic data relevant to government and politics.
As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once per week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
Semester 2: January 25 - June 6
Spring Break: March 29 - April 2
Times: Thursdays 1:00 pm OR Thursdays 11:00 pm US Central Time
Have you ever wondered which form of government is the best to run a country? Or maybe you have wondered why people are so against communism or democracy? In fact, is democracy the best government for every country in the world? In Comparative World Government, we explore the various types of government systems that are seen around the world including: democracy, socialism, communism, and others. We also gain a deeper understanding by examining the positives and negatives of each governing method, as well as look at how countries are formed and how economics, violence, and globalization influence not only us, but decisions that are being made by those who are in power.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
The assignments were interesting and clear. I had no problems with understanding the course and what I needed to do when.
I really enjoyed the articles we had to read and the videos we had to watch.
It is a very well organized course.