Two PIR Courses for New Winter Mini-term

The PIR Department is pleased to announce that two courses will be offered for the upcoming Winter Mini-term:

CPO 3055 Authoritarians and Democrats - Astrid ArrarĂ¡s This course addresses the political process of democratization as a global phenomenon by focusing on the following questions: How and why have countries become democratic? Are currently authoritarian regimes likely to become democratic? To address these questions, this course compares the experience with democratization of various regions: Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union/Russia, and Africa. Within these regions, special attention will be given to a select number of cases: Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, India, South Korea, Russia, and South Africa.

POT 3013 Ancient and Medieval Political Theory - Sean Walsh This course is a survey of Hellenic and early Western political thinkers. Special focus is applied to the writings of the Greek poets and philosophers such as Sophocles, Aristophanes, Plato, and Aristotle. The course explores many of the foundational themes of politics such as the nature of justice, the good life, virtue, and the best regime.

Please contact the Politics & International Relations Department for information on how to register.