This course is a comprehensive introduction to politics. Initially students explore the nature of political activity and basic concepts such as political culture, the nation-state, the various roles of government, and the international system. The course examines differences among democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian political systems just as it introduces students to such contemporary ideologies as liberalism, conservatism, socialism and nationalism. Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week. 05-09-2018-30-11-2018 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30AM - 11:20AM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 213