Apr 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

GOV 110 - Comparative Government


Course Description: This course is a comparative analysis of historical and contemporary political ideologies and practices. Topics include an examination of democratic theories, socialism, communism, anarchism, authoritarianism, and other systems of government. Examination of how individuals and groups within a political system respond to the issues and challenges of society.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the historical and political origins of modern nations.
  • Summarize and assess the impact of a nation’s past on its modern governmental structures.
  • Analyze the concept of political culture as a way of understanding each nation.
  • Appraise the role of political parties and elections in selected western and non-western nations.
  • Explain the contributions of various political thinkers to the evolution of modern nations.

Click here for course schedule details, to register for this course, or to view required books for this course.