Not too easy. Not too difficult.
In the day to day news, we find ourselves surrounded by issues that we often think don't apply to us. At the core of most every issue, there is a fight for human or civil rights. That's what this class taught, and I believe it's a class that every student should have the opportunity to take. We, as a society, need to understand the very rights that could be taken right out from under us if we aren't careful. Understanding what rights we should be guaranteed can help us understand what rights we aren't being given and see how it affects other cultures and people across history.
I became very knowledgeable about rights that I didn't even consider were denied to people in other countries. There is a link to the issue of rights in almost every debate that we see on political news, and it certainly opened me up to a bigger picture.
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Advice for students:
This class was focused around readings from a course packet for weekly Wednesday short, open-answer quizzes, and then a typed 3-5 page essay every now and again. Although difficult, critical thinking was necessary and, if I had a chance to take it again, chances are that I would. If you take this course, keep an open mind. Talk with other people about your class topics. It was very worth my time despite being difficult. Also, meeting with the professor during office hours was the best way for me to get my essays reviewed prior to the due date. Professors often enjoy seeing dedicated students. Speak up and make yourself known. Study hard. That'll help you make it through with a great grade.