Foundations of Law and Government
|London and Edinburgh
|Faculty and Staff:
*Students must speak with Kirk Randazzo first before completing an application through the Education Abroad Office.*
Course: POLI 391
Program Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Application Deadline: March 1