Principles of comparative study of political systems; political culture, governmental structures and institutions, political parties, groups, and ideology; understanding of political systems other than American. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Class Notes: NEW! This section is a hybrid course--50% classroom & 50% on-line. This class will meet on Mondays only for discussion and lecture; online assignments will be required outside of the class meeting day. Please contact the instructor for more information. Enrollment Requirements: Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.