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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CPO 2030 - Politics of the Developing World

Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None

This course will introduce students to the politics of the developing world by analyzing the historical, cultural, economic and political institutional structures that characterize Africa, Asia and Latin America. Students will be asked to understand and question different definitions of development, as well as consider how multiple theoretical approaches try to account for this process. The course also will analyze how different factors such as religion, ethnic conflict, and the legacy of colonialism have affected political development in less developed countries. The course will explore the challenges and complexities associated with development by comparing and contrasting the political evolution of countries that are considered to be both economic and political success stories to those that have either failed or had a more difficult time achieving political stability and economic growth. This comparative exploration will enable students to develop a better understanding and appreciation of the developing world as well as the challenges associated with development. This is an introductory course to comparative politics. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social participation and ethical and informed decision making.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)