Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies
Ideology is undoubtedly one of the most important concepts in political science. This course examines the major ideologies of the 21st century that are transnational and global in nature. The course begins by defining the term “ideology” and exploring the different ways in which political scientists study it. It then moves on to the study of specific ideologies that are currently popular around the globe: liberalism, cosmopolitanism, secularism, multiculturalism, social democracy, radical leftism, feminism, environmentalism, communism, nationalism, fascism, conservatism, populist authoritarianism, and religious fundamentalism.
Prerequisite(s): Any two of POLS 110.3, POLS 110.3, POLS 111.3, POLS 112.3; or 18 credit units at the university level
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