This class was tough.
She is brilliant, the topic is important, and you learn a lot from her lectures and notes. You need to read, this is not a class you can expect to get an A in if you do not read. But if you do, you will be prepared to take her tests and more knowledgeable about the subject.
She helped to write one of the course books, so she is extremely well-versed in the subject matter. She likes discussion in her class, which I love, and it allows students to kick around ideas and thoughts on the material. The inevitable political nature of the class will drive some class discussions, but she not only does a great job of keeping things civil, but she tries to be as non-partisan as a scholar can be. I learned that a very large part of the job of the president is to be a communicator and a motivator, since the Constitution does not expressly enumerate a ton of powers to the president.
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Advice for students:
Be sure to read and take good notes on her lectures. Seriously, I did not read all that much in college, and I got away with it by and large. This class requires you to read. Take notes on her lectures in class, read her book outside of class, and maybe pair up or team up with a couple other students and take notes on the chapters of the book, assigning certain chapters to certain people. It is much easier to handle that way.