Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would absolutely recommend this course. I took this hyper-intensive political science course, in which group discussion about current events along with political, social, and economic history engaged a smaller classroom size, with high expectations. Our professor required many essays of us, graded on scholarly merit and writing ability. The curriculum was thorough, and my professor had high standards for achievement. It was just the challenge I needed, and it equipped me for future college courses.
The highlights of the course were the in-class discussion and the out-of-class reflection. I worked with a team and as an individual; both experiences gave me a greater understanding of the material. We discussed contemporary politics; the most relevant topics were Obama's foreign policy (i.e. the Syrian refugee crisis), the upcoming election, and social movements (i.e. those campaigning for gender equality). Together as a class, we explored these in greater detail. Alongside current events, we discussed the fundamental properties of American government, such as the three branches and the powers of the executive and so forth. The information was very useful to me as an individual who is impacted by and can participate in this government.
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Advice for students:
Watch the news avidly and read the textbook diligently. Both activities will prepare you for the course.