PLS 339 Fall 2019

March 20, 2019

PLS 339 Fall 2019

Interested in democracy and human rights? Need a General Education Issues Course? PLS 339 is perfect for you!

Mondays / Wednesdays, 3:00-4:15 p.m., 2120 Au Sable Hall

So what's it about? Here's the official catalog description for PLS 339:

Comparative examination of theories of democratization and resilience of authoritarianism. Explores regime definitions, theoretical debates of democracy and dictatorship, factors associated with democratic deepening, and the consequences for human rights protection. Includes contemporary case studies from Africa, East and South Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

In other words....

We will consider why some countries democratize and others maintain authoritarian regimes throughout the world, particularly in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. We will also examine how different kinds of political systems protect and abuse human rights.

For PLS majors and minors, this is a comparative politics course. For IR majors and minors, this course is a PLS course. For all students, it also is a Gen Ed Issues course (I-HR). The prerequisite is junior standing.

Sign up today! Contact Dr. Heather Tafel with your questions about PLS 339.

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