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1 PO 241.001 (62023) INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS MWF 1:00-1:50pm, Clark A207 Dr. V.J.Assetto Fall 2007 Clark B-349 491-5369 e-mail: Valerie.Assetto@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu/Depts/PoliSci OFFICE HOURS: MW 11:00 – 11:45am T 10:30a – 12:00p AND BY APPOINTMENT GTAs: Ms. Nikki Detraz Clark C- 334 Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 pm W Mr. Brian Ebel Johnson Hall 122 Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 pm M It is imperative that you come to see one of us if there is something you don't understand, if you are unsure whether you are getting the most important information, or if you are having any other type of problem with the course. No appointment is necessary during office hours, and we will GLADLY make another appointment for you if you cannot make these hours. Please see one of the GTAs for help with the readings and Dr. Assetto for help with the lecture materials and any other problem. COURSE OBJECTIVES : This course is designed to acquaint you with many standard concepts used to analyze governments and politics within the context of comparative politics. The sub-field of comparative politics usually refers to the study of the governments and politics of two or more countries or to the study of one country over time. In additions to concepts, this course will provide introductory-level information on the political systems of the United Kingdom (Britain), France, China, Russia, Mexico, and Nigeria. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to combine factual material with abstract concepts in a concise, logical analysis of the politics and government of any of the countries mentioned above. GRADES : grades for this course will be determined as follows: Exam 1 25% Atlas assignment 25% State Design Paper 25% Exam 3 25% I DO use plus/minus grading according to the following scale:
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2 A+ 97 - C+ 77-79 F - anything below 60 A 93-96 C 73-76 1- 90-92 C- 70-72 B+ 87-89 D+ 67-69 B 83-86 D 63-66 B-
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2009 for the course POLS 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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