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Fall 2011-2012
POL 351 (SA)  

Politics in the Developing Countries

Tyson L. Roberts

This course examines the politics of development through discussions of theory and comparative analysis in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include colonialism. nationalism, ethnic and class conflict, state-building and state failure, globalization, HIV/AIDS and the causes and consequences of democratic regime change.

Sample reading list:
Bates, Robert, Prosperity and Violence
Huntington, Sam, Political Order in Changing Societies
Sen, Amartya, Democracy as a Universal Value
Herbst, Jeffrey, States and Power in Africa

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150pp reading/week. Two 6-8pp papers. Weekly reading responses.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22893 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th   Computer Science Building   104   Enrolled:90 Limit:
P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P01A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Chancellor Green   103   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
P02A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Chancellor Green   103   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Frist Campus Center   210   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P05 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
24061 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
P07 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm F   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:13 Limit:13