Studying political science can sometimes seem rather dry -- learning about different election systems, institutional structures, and detailed efforts to understand how international organizations work, what causes war, and how questions of power and values are debated and chosen in a society.
Comparative politics and international relations, however, has a very exciting subtext, that being that we are studying what is going on all over the world, and dealing not just with different laws and institutions, but also diverse cultures and historical traditions. Many of the images found via the links below are used in class, and will be updated over the coming years, hopefully to include places and sites beyond the focus on Europe offered below. Using the photo gallery is easy. Below you will find links to various cities or regions, organized by country. Click that city/region link, and you will be given a list of possible photos to look at for that particular city. The photos come with some commentary and explanation, and each photo will give you an option of either moving to the next photo, back to the index of the city you are in, or back to this page. Please send any comments or suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org especially if there is something interesting about a photo that you think I should add for that photo's commentary. Of course, the best thing to do is go to the various countries yourself, a photograph never is as good as being there (and UMF students -- we have exchanges to France, Russia, China and England, numerous travel courses, and of course you can design your own exchange). Enjoy!
Click the country or city below whose photos you wish to view. At this point, this page is still under construction and you may find some links of no or few photos. Try back later!
Other German cities and sites
- pictures from Italy
Italy trip pictures (course Winter 2001
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