Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is a good class to get one of your gen eds out of the way. Partapurwala is a good man and tries hard, the class is difficult and you really need to thoroughly read the text in order to do well on his exams, the good thing is that all of them are online, so that may relieve some of your stress. His lectures aren't bad but if he catches you messing around on the computer, he'll call you out and probably dock you points on your overall grade.Overall it is a good class, but make sure you follow his directions on the final paper EXACTLY, he will dock points for anything wrong with it.
I actually learned a lot about other governmental systems, we spent about a week on each, so it wasn't a very thorough analysis, but it's a 100 level class with a lot of non Poli-sci majors in it. My downfall was I stopped reading the textbook, make sure you do that any time you can, his questions can be really obscure and mostly are from the textbook. Again his lectures aren't bad and they're mostly on power point. He realizes that we're students and if it's an early class he'll make jokes about how sleepy he is and stuff.
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Advice for students:
Read the text and listen to lectures. I realize that's easier said than done but if you do those two things, you should get a nice A to boost your GPA.