Designing Democracies and Dictatorships

Designing Democracies and Dictatorships
Studies the rich variety of political institutions around the world, in both developed and developing countries, democracies, and dictatorships, and their implications for policy decisions and political, social and economic outcomes such as political violence, economic development, and democratization.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 150 or 250.
 RecommendedPoli 328.
 ProgramsContaining POLI 343
Course Outcomes

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Effective Oral Communication

Communicate effectively by presenting ideas in a high quality oral presentation.


Work effectively with other people.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.