I enjoyed this class. Professor Goodhart starts every session with a short introduction about what is significant about the week's readings and what they tell us about political parties. She asks probing questions about the text but also opens up discussion to much broader topics. That said, even though this is a comparative politics seminar, there were plenty of kids who ONLY knew about American politics and thus the conversation usually revolved around American political parties, which is something most compartive people don't want to talk about because it's retarded. Other than that, very interesting.