The United States can also be described as a ______, a form of government in which people are sovereign but their power is exercised by their elected representatives.
Average Rating (from 1 Student)
This class was tough.
If you think you understand the function of government, think again. What we learned in our first 12 years of school doesn't even brush the surface of exactly what goes on. As a citizen, it's our responsibility to understand who and what we're voting for, and to not let polarizing issues stand in our way of making an informed, rational decision. This course will force you to think politically, and may change your views on some issues. Beware though, the course is very writing intensive. An a average will come at the expense of around 3500 words each week.
From the intentions of our forefathers, to how the Constitution is interpreted and enforced in modern time, I've head my eyes opened. A lot of common misconceptions about how the government works were explained. The text book was better than most at explaining complicated subjects, while still remaining relatively interesting and easy to read.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to write. Every module have a list of 8-12 questions that need to be answered, and a few sentences won't cut it. Expect an A worthy assignment to consist of 3-4000 words each week.