Quarter Abroad UK – LSE

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Political Science at the London School of Economics 

London, UK

Arrive Date: September 24, 2018    End Date: December 1, 2018

Program Overview

Spend your fall quarter studying Political Science at a Custom Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE), one of the most prestigious institutions in the world and an ideal setting to focus on the politics and international relations of Britain and Western Europe.

Developed specifically for UC Davis students and the Department of Political Science, this custom programme offers you the opportunity to take two classes taught by LSE faculty, International Relations in Western Europe and Western European Politics, and enjoy guest talks by distinguished speakers and excursions to sites in London (under Political Science 190). Concurrently in Comparative Political Institutions: Parties (POL140B), taught by Professor Robert Huckfeldt, you will address the activities and performance of political parties in western democracies, with particular attention to alternative forms of party organization, the historical development of parties, the relationships between voters and parties, and the impact of electoral rules on party formation.

The course will assign 1-2 paperback texts that will be available for purchase. Other materials will be available electronically. Students will also consider polling data on parties and voters made available by the instructor.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  30

Program Coordinator:  Aspen Felt

Courses, Eligibility, Prerequisites

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who have taken the necessary prerequisites. See Courses for syllabus and other academic information. 

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