Course Description

ONLINE: West European Governments provides a comparative analysis of the classic West European parliamentary systems of government in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Coverage includes the historical backgrounds, the party systems and voting systems, and the principle of executive authority as it compares to legislative authority. A general backdrop is provided in all cases comparing European parliamentary government to American presidential government based upon the separation of powers principle as it relates to executive and legislative authority. At the end of this online, lecture-based course, students will be able to distinguish the difference between European parliamentary systems of government and the American presidential system of government. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
West European Governments
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Jan 26, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
Please note: The instructor will provide extensive narrative handouts with accompanying PowerPoint presentations for each class. No textbook is required or recommended. A reliable Internet connection and computer are a must.