PSCI 0103

Intro to Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics
This course offers an introduction to the comparative study of political systems and to the logic of comparative inquiry. How are different political systems created and organized? How and why do they change? Why are some democratic and others authoritarian? Why are some rich and others poor? Other topics covered in this course include nationalism and political ideologies, forms of representation, the relationship between state institutions and civil society, and globalization. The goal in this course is to use comparative methods to analyze questions of state institutions -- how they arise, change, and generate different economic, social, and political outcomes. 3 hrs. lect. disc. (Comparative Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Spring 2025

PSCI0103A-S25 Lecture
PSCI0103X-S25 Discussion
PSCI0103Y-S25 Discussion
PSCI0103Z-S25 Discussion

Fall 2024

PSCI0103A-F24 Lecture (Verghese)
PSCI0103B-F24 Lecture (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103U-F24 Discussion (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103V-F24 Discussion (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103W-F24 Discussion (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103Y-F24 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103Z-F24 Discussion (Verghese)

Spring 2024

PSCI0103A-S24 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S24 Lecture (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103Y-S24 Discussion (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103Z-S24 Discussion (Chwalisz)

Fall 2023

PSCI0103A-F23 Lecture (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103B-F23 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103V-F23 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103W-F23 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103X-F23 Discussion (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103Y-F23 Discussion (Chwalisz)
PSCI0103Z-F23 Discussion (Chwalisz)

Spring 2023

PSCI0103A-S23 Lecture (Bleich)

Fall 2022

PSCI0103A-F22 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103B-F22 Lecture (Verghese)
PSCI0103V-F22 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103W-F22 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103X-F22 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Y-F22 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Z-F22 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Spring 2022

PSCI0103A-S22 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103X-S22 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Y-S22 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Z-S22 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Fall 2021

PSCI0103A-F21 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103B-F21 Lecture (Verghese)
PSCI0103U-F21 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103V-F21 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103W-F21 Discussion (Verghese)

Spring 2021

PSCI0103A-S21 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S21 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S21 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2020

PSCI0103A-F20 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103B-F20 Lecture (Verghese)
PSCI0103U-F20 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103V-F20 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103W-F20 Discussion (Verghese)
PSCI0103Y-F20 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Z-F20 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Spring 2020

PSCI0103A-S20 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103B-S20 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103X-S20 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Y-S20 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Z-S20 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Fall 2019

PSCI0103A-F19 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-F19 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-F19 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-F19 Discussion (Bleich)

Spring 2019

PSCI0103A-S19 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S19 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S19 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S19 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2018

PSCI0103A-F18 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103B-F18 Lecture (Aha)
PSCI0103U-F18 Discussion (Aha)
PSCI0103V-F18 Discussion (Aha)
PSCI0103W-F18 Discussion (Aha)
PSCI0103X-F18 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Y-F18 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Z-F18 Discussion (Teets)

Spring 2018

PSCI0103A-S18 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S18 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S18 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S18 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2017

PSCI0103A-F17 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103B-F17 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103U-F17 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103V-F17 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103W-F17 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103X-F17 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Y-F17 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Z-F17 Discussion (Teets)

Spring 2017

PSCI0103A-S17 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S17 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103V-S17 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103W-S17 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S17 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Y-S17 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Z-S17 Discussion (Teets)

Fall 2016

PSCI0103A-F16 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103V-F16 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103W-F16 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Spring 2016

PSCI0103A-S16 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S16 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S16 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S16 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2015

PSCI0103A-F15 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103B-F15 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103U-F15 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103V-F15 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103W-F15 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103X-F15 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Y-F15 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Z-F15 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Spring 2015

PSCI0103A-S15 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103X-S15 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Y-S15 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103Z-S15 Discussion (Teets)

Fall 2014

PSCI0103A-F14 Lecture (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103X-F14 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Y-F14 Discussion (Gumuscu)
PSCI0103Z-F14 Discussion (Gumuscu)

Spring 2014

PSCI0103A-S14 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S14 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S14 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S14 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2013

PSCI0103A-F13 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103B-F13 Lecture (Lewis)
PSCI0103U-F13 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103V-F13 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103W-F13 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103X-F13 Discussion (Lewis)
PSCI0103Y-F13 Discussion (Lewis)
PSCI0103Z-F13 Discussion (Lewis)

Spring 2013

PSCI0103A-S13 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S13 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103U-S13 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103V-S13 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103W-S13 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103X-S13 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S13 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S13 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2012

PSCI0103A-F12 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103U-F12 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103V-F12 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103W-F12 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2012

PSCI0103A-S12 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103X-S12 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-S12 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-S12 Discussion (Horning)

Fall 2011

PSCI0103A-F11 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-F11 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103U-F11 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103V-F11 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103W-F11 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103X-F11 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-F11 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-F11 Discussion (Bleich)

Spring 2011

PSCI0103A-S11 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S11 Lecture (Mecham)
PSCI0103X-S11 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S11 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S11 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2010

PSCI0103A-F10 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103B-F10 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103U-F10 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103V-F10 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103W-F10 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103X-F10 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-F10 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-F10 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2010

PSCI0103A-S10 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S10 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S10 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S10 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2009

PSCI0103A-F09 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103B-F09 Lecture (Teets)
PSCI0103U-F09 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103V-F09 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103W-F09 Discussion (Teets)
PSCI0103X-F09 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-F09 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-F09 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2009

PSCI0103A-S09 Lecture (Mecham)
PSCI0103X-S09 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103Y-S09 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103Z-S09 Discussion (Mecham)

Fall 2008

PSCI0103A-F08 Lecture (Cason)
PSCI0103B-F08 Lecture (Rosenberg)
PSCI0103C-F08 Lecture (Mecham)
PSCI0103X-F08 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103Y-F08 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103Z-F08 Discussion (Mecham)

Spring 2008

PSCI0103A-S08 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S08 Lecture (Esarey)
PSCI0103U-S08 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103V-S08 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103W-S08 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103X-S08 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S08 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S08 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2007

PSCI0103A-F07 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103X-F07 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-F07 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-F07 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2007

PSCI0103A-S07 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S07 Lecture (Esarey)
PSCI0103U-S07 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103V-S07 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103W-S07 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103X-S07 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S07 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S07 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2006

PSCI0103A-F06 Lecture (Mecham)
PSCI0103B-F06 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103U-F06 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103V-F06 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103W-F06 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103X-F06 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-F06 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-F06 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2006

PSCI0103A-S06 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103B-S06 Lecture (Esarey)
PSCI0103U-S06 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103V-S06 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103W-S06 Discussion (Esarey)
PSCI0103X-S06 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S06 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S06 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2005

PSCI0103A-F05 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103B-F05 Lecture (Mecham)
PSCI0103U-F05 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103V-F05 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103W-F05 Discussion (Mecham)
PSCI0103X-F05 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-F05 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-F05 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2005

PSCI0103A-S05 Lecture (Bleich)
PSCI0103X-S05 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Y-S05 Discussion (Bleich)
PSCI0103Z-S05 Discussion (Bleich)

Fall 2004

PSCI0103A-F04 Lecture (Horning)
PSCI0103X-F04 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Y-F04 Discussion (Horning)
PSCI0103Z-F04 Discussion (Horning)

Spring 2004

PSCI0103A-S04 Lecture (Pekkanen)
PSCI0103B-S04 Lecture (Pekkanen)
PSCI0103C-S04 Lecture (Pekkanen)

Fall 2003

PSCI0103A-F03 Lecture (Rosenberg)
PSCI0103B-F03 Lecture (Rosenberg)
PSCI0103C-F03 Lecture (Rosenberg)