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Spring 2022 Political Science BC3512 section 001
Pandemics and Politics

Call Number 00501
Day & Time
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
308 Diana Center
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Xiaobo Lu - e-mail, homepage
Course Description The COVID-19 crisis offers a rare and unique opportunity to social science students to study how governments respond and how people behave during the pandemic.In this class, we focus on the government responses to the COVID pandemic (along with some other major pandemics in history) and investigate the questions of why governments around the globe did what they did in response to the pandemic, and how some social, political, and economic factors affected the kind of responses and the effectiveness of such responses. In analyzing different factors, we will survey and learn from existing relevant theoretical frameworks in social sciences particularly political science. we will cover a wide range of topics that are also major topics in political science such as federalism, authoritarianism, leadership, and trust in government.  By examining this important contemporary global crisis from political science perspectives, students can learn about broader theories in social sciences in general and political science in particular.  Another goal of this course is for students to learn how to make social science inquiry and analysis with comparative methods. Through the readings, class discussions, research, and writing of a research paper, students will be exposed to various ways to conduct research and making analysis which will be realized in a research paper. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science @Barnard
Enrollment 16 students (16 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, July 2, 2022
Status Full
Subject Political Science
Number BC3512
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20221POLS3512X001

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