INT 581 Political Analysis

This course covers the primary role and tools of the political analyst. Students will learn how to weigh a variety of factors influencing how a political situation is likely to develop. The class also covers how we identify probabilities for various situations. Additionally, we investigate how to handle low-probability, high-impact situations from an analytical standpoint.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Identify different analytical paradigms and techniques in political science.

Prepare and formulate comprehensive political analyses. 

Examine the relationship between political actors and political institutions.

Recognize the notion of power and how it is used. 

Recognize, appraise and practice writing skills and techniques used in politics and political science.

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