this is for first-time undergraduate political scientists, looking for a broad survey of the field of "comparative politics." the class takes us on a tour of politics around the world, beginning with a discussion of political theory, then covering the state, regimes, representation, turnout, vote choice, and attitude formation and change. these topics are linked to a number of case studies throughout the semester.
syllabus is available here
slides will be available here in the future
class website is available here (locked to non-UC Merced people)
this is an advanced graduate methodology class which will focus on the use of empirical models for statistical description and prediction with political and social science applications. this class will follow from the probability, regression, and causal inference classes in the political science methodology sequence.
check back for more information and a link to the class website closer to the start of semester!