Not too easy. Not too difficult.
For political science majors this class was a great start to my college career. It expands your political range of thinking past that of just the United States, and gives a great foundation for how politics works in other countries. This course also helps students understand just how many opportunities there are within this major. For non political science majors, this course is still a great elective to take because it adds to your worldly knowledge and understanding how other countries function can be a great asset to any major.
I gained a larger interest in politics all over the world, and a new appreciation for American politics. This course showed me how to properly follow news stories from different countries, and how to analyze how a major event in one country will impact another. The professor staged a mock United Nations session over the refugee crisis, and doing the research for the country I was assigned as well as other major countries opened my eyes to all the factors that go into political decisions.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Be sure to keep up with international news, and take the time to not only understand the information taught to you, but the implications for it as well. Always ask yourself, 'how does x affect y?'