PLS 202 * We aren't endorsed by this school

PLS 202 Introduction to Comparative Politics

* We aren't endorsed by this school

Introduction to Comparative Politics Questions & Answers

Introduction to Comparative Politics Flashcards

Introduction to Comparative Politics Advice

Introduction to Comparative Politics Documents

Showing 1 to 26 of 26

Sort by:

Introduction to Comparative Politics Questions & Answers

Introduction to Comparative Politics Advice

  • Average Rating

    Overall Rating Breakdown
    • 2 Advice
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
  • Course Difficulty

    • Easy 50%

    • Medium 50%

    • Hard 0%

  • Top Course Tags

    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

    Go to Office Hours

Showing 1 to 2 of 2

View all
    • Profile picture
    Jul 25, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it because you learn so much about the way many states' political systems are structured; since it's a comparative politics course, you're essentially comparing political systems and assessing its pros and cons. In this course, for example, we assessed the US and British political systems. The US being a presidential system v the British being a parliamentary system. We looked and compared both systems and assessed which system worked best to get things done, and which one led to more gridlock. We also compared these two democratic systems with totalitarianism, fascism, and communism and assessed the pros and cons of those as well.

    Course highlights:

    We learned other methods of governing implemented by various states around the world. For example, we learned that parliamentary systems are extremely common in Europe, and presidential systems are not. We also learned which political system gets things done much more, and that would be the parliamentary system. Presidential systems lead to more gridlock and in turn, less things get done. We compared both of these democratic systems to fascism and communism, and learned that both parliamentary and presidential systems leads to more economic growth and human development; whereas, with fascism and communism, it evidently leads to oppression but rarely is there any economic growth or human development taking place.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do lots of reading and prepare to explain what a presidential system is and what a parliamentary system is and know the differences between the two. Also, be aware of what communism and fascism is, and their differences. It's also important to be able to coherently explain why communism is dying off in the world. As of today, there only remains two full-blown communist countries - N. Korea and Cuba. China's economy was changed to a capitalist economy, and so has the Vietnamese economy. Students must be able to explain why those changes happened; the issues with communism and why that system failed to live up to its expectations.

    • Fall 2014
    • Marc Scarcelli
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
    • Profile picture
    Jun 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because you begin to understand the world of politics and how our government works.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about our elected officials (President, VP, governor, etc...), elections, campaigns, policies, laws, rights, amendments, the process of election, senate, house of reps, districts, etc...

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to show up to class every day and take notes on the lecture slides as well as the instructors explanation. This course is simply memorization and so you need to know everything you learned from day one. Two of his writing assignments require a lot of effort, time, and dedication and they should not be taken lightly. The professor is open and dedicated to helping the students succeed and if you need any help, go see the professor during his office hours!

    • Spring 2016
    • BOHON
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments

Ask a homework question - tutors are online