Government and Politics of China OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Class on Chinese Politics

Published Feb 15, 2009

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MIT's Department of Politic Science offers free OpenCourseWare titled 'Government and Politics of China' for students interested in Chinese politics. The course focuses on politics in China from the pre-revolution days to the 1990s.

Government and Politics of China: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes Yes

Government and Politics of China: Course Description

The course looked at how modern China views modernization, politics, civilization and the changes in each. Professor Edward Steinfeld's impressions of China's fall from its glory days and the path to recovery underscored the need for greater understanding of China's governmental system. Four questions guided students as they learned about the political system, citizen-country relations, the changing role of citizens and the authenticity of the Chinese government. These questions allowed students to develop their own informed views of China's government. 'Government of Politics of China' OpenCourseWare is a reading-intensive lecture course. The Department of Political Science offered the original course to upper level undergrads and graduates students taking a degree in Political Science.

A reading list, two quizzes, an essay assignment and an exam are included with the OpenCourseWare. To learn more about China's political scene, past and present, visit China's evolving search to modernize course page.

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