POL103 summer1 - Political Science 103Y1 Canada in...

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Political Science 103Y1 Canada in Comparative Perspective Jeffrey Kopstein and Victor Gomez Summer 2010 Lecture : BA Mon and Wed 2-4pm. E-mail: Jeffrey.kopstein@utoronto.ca Victorczech.gomez@utoronto.ca Understanding the politics of your own country is best done by comparing it with others. This course helps you to do so by providing an overview of the major ideologies, political regimes, and socioeconomic institutions that have played a central role in the formation of the contemporary political world. The course is intended as a basic introduction to comparative politics. Although n o prior knowledge of politics is required, the course will be a challenging intellectual experience. That means, of course, some hard work. Regular and punctual attendance at lectures and tutorials is mandatory. The required textbooks for this course are for sale at the Bob Miller Bookroom (180 Bloor St. West downstairs). Three books are required for purchase : Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism . Robert Tucker ed., The Marx Engels Reader Jeffrey Kopstein and Mark Lichbach eds., Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (3 nd Edition). In addition a packet of mandatory course readings will be made available for purchse. Tutorials Tutorials are an essential part of the course, and you will not fully grasp the readings or the lectures if you do not attend them. Time for questions and scholarly exchange during lectures is limited, so the tutorials will give you the best opportunity to engage with and criticize the course materials. TAs will control 10 percent of your course grade based upon the quality and quantity of your participation in tutorials. Additional requirements for the course are: 1) a five-page essay due on May 31 in lecture (15 percent). 2) a term test taken during the lecture session on June 16 (20 percent).
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