Foundations of Political Science

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MIT Course Number

17.960

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to the fundamental theories and methods of modern political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that have been influential in the field. This semester, the course focuses on American and comparative politics.

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Petersen, Roger. 17.960 Foundations of Political Science, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-960-foundations-of-political-science-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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