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Political Science (PL SC)

PL SC 022 (GS;IL) Politics of the Developing Areas (3) The impact of colonialism, nationalism, and development policy on the political culture, structure, and transformation of post-colonial regimes.

PL SC 022 Politics of the Developing Areas (3)
(GS;IL)

BA - This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course will introduce students to the political and economic development of countries in “developing world.” Upon gaining an exposure to definitional issues, such as the distinction between the developed and developing world, we'll discuss the theoretical lenses that structure our discussion throughout the semester. The course will then turn to the processes and institutions involved with development assistance, the legacy of colonialism, and state building. By the conclusion of the course students should have a stronger understanding of how political and economic dynamics fuel the nexus between domestic and international institutions and how this affects economic and political development. Evaluation will be primarily through examinations. This course is appropriate for potential majors in Political Science and International Politics seeking to satisfy comparative politics requirements and non-majors satisfying general education requirements.


General Education: GS
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Effective: Spring 2010

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.