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    Jan 18, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It was a great introduction to the vast scope of politics on a world scale.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how a small internal affair between two countries can escalate into a worldwide problem.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    It's best if you have a hunger for political knowledge.

    • Spring 2015
    • A.KINDER
    • Great Intro to the Subject
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    Jun 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I did not major in anything remotely close to Political Science but I decided to take this class after taking Comparative Government with Dr.Thomas as a restricted elective. Dr. Thomas is extremely passionate about world politics and truly cares that her students understand the state of our nations. Before taking both of her courses, I was not particularly interested in politics, but this class is so much more than that. It’s the past, present, present and future from the viewpoint of different nations. Dr. Thomas captivates her students with stories and little known insights about the world. There is always opportunity to have enlightening discussions on the class material.

    Course highlights:

    If you took Comparative Politics with Dr.Thomas, it will come in handy in this class. There is some overlap in material, but the class is not structured the same when it comes to the exams. Exams are a mix of short answers, matching, multiple choice, and an essay. There is quite a bit of material on the Cold War. The course starts with how nations formed and then later on goes through topics like genocide, nuclear proliferation, food distributions, and many other interesting topics. You will become a very informed individual.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    -If she repeats anything in class or tells you "this will be on the test", star it, circle it, and highlight it because she's not kidding. -Study the PowerPoints very closely and make sure your class notes explain them in further detail. -There are essays on almost every exam but she gives you a chance to write them before class. The prompt is given to you the class period before the exam. Please go to class, both Dr.Thomas and the TA's are very happy to help if they recognize you.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr.CourtneyI.P.Thomas
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