Political Science

Designing Democracy: Constitutional Design for Democratic Governance

Designing Democracy: Constitutional Design for Democratic Governance
Examining the rich variety of ways in which democracies are designed across the globe. Relying on both theoretical and empirical perspectives, surveying the different rules for governance and representation, and their advantages and disadvantages for various, and often competing, goals, such as accountability, corruption, political violence, and economic development.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 150, Poli 250.
 RecommendedPoli 328.
 TaughtFall odd years
 ProgramsContaining POLI 343
Course Outcomes: 

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Effective Oral Communication

Communicate effectively by presenting ideas in a high quality oral presentation.


Work effectively with other people.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.