IRS 203: Introduction to Political Analysis

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. state the role of leadership in governance;
  2. identify different forms of government;
  3. examine the reasons for military intervention in politics; and
  4. explain the concepts of bipolarity, bipolarity and multipolarity.
Course Contents

The nature of politics, political systems and the structure of government. Political representation, institutions of different regimes, the relationship between regimes and political efficiency, citizen participation and political culture. The role of leadership in governance, forms of government, military intervention in politics, Uni-polarity, Bipolarity, Multi-polarity.