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From Dictatorship to Democracy

From Dictatorship to Democracy

From Dictatorship to Democracy

Pay half the tuition* and gain all the knowledge, without exams or term papers: audit a course at Simon Fraser University.

*Tuition to audit a course is $288 plus registration fees. 

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Available courses for audit

POL 132: From Dictatorship to Democracy: Political regimes in the 21st century

Learn more about how democracy works. Taught by Dr. Stewart Preset, a renowned expert in international affairs with particular interest in the fields of civil conflict, democratic institutions, and state-society relations. Learn more about civic literacy in contemporary political contexts.


Mondays on 10:30am–12:20pm
September 8–December 2, 2019
SFU’s Surrey campus
250-13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3T 0A3

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How to audit a course

Are you currently not enrolled at SFU or have not previously been enrolled in a degree program at SFU? Here's you can audit a course.

  1. Attend the first week of class to introduce yourself to the instructor and request permission to Special Audit the course. Instructors cannot grant approval until the second week of class as credit students have seat priority.
  2. During the second week of class, present your completed Special Audit Application Form to the instructor for their signature.
  3. Once the form has been signed by the Instructor, pay the appropriate registration fees and send a copy of your receipt and completed form to

If you are or have pursued an SFU degree (you have an SFU ID), you should follow the regular Audit procedures. If unsure, please email

For further information, please read Undergraduate courses for special audit on the SFU Continuing Studies webpage.


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