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POLI 391: Foundations of Law and Government


What to Expect

Study Abroad Location:
London and Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Program Dates:

Course Description:
The purpose of this class is to provide students with an opportunity to explore the evolution and development of law and government in a cross-cultural context. Specifically, we will examine particular legal and governmental institutions that regulate policy and resolve disputes both domestically and internationally. A portion of the class will be conducted in the United States with the remaining portions taught in England and Scotland.

Over the course of the semester students will:
-Compare theories of law, governance, and democracy across different political and cultural norms and apply this knowledge to a set of global and national-level legal issues, contexts, and processes.
-Compare the evolution of institutions in the United States to those in England and Scotland by exploring the values, beliefs, and perspectives underlying and informing the institutions in these countries.
-Develop critical-thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and the capacity to cope effectively with ambiguous or unfamiliar situations.
-Gain experience and insights related to careers in law and government.

Term: Summer

Participation Instructions: See program requirements to determine student eligibility.



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