Democracy and Government in Today's Society

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Democracy and Government in Today's Society

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Government, International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisites: POL 202 or POL 321 and Junior or Senior standing

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course offers an informative introduction to the complexities of government in some selected countries, regardless of their ideology, size and economic development. It also provides students with a civic background, whatever their academic specialization. This implies tentative answers to questions such as the purpose of government, the functions of political institutions, and the real actors in political processes in the global era. Constitutions, legislatures, administrations, social forces, interest groups, political parties and elections are scrutinized in turn. 3 credit hours. Pre-requisites: POL 202 or POL 321 and Junior or Senior standing

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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