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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
If you're studying Political Science or International Relations, definitely take this course! The professor is kind, answers questions to the best of his ability, and, while he is typically serious, occasionally he cracks sarcastic jokes. His PowerPoint presentations are extremely helpful, so Go To Class!! He only posts the outlines for them online. Even if your studies aren't in the political realm, this class is a great introduction to the international system we have today. The course is about things that have an effect on your life, so why not learn about it?
I've definitely gained a better understanding of why things in the political sphere happen the way they do, but from that knowledge comes an easier time figuring out how to make change. The professor is constantly bringing in both historical and current examples for the topics we are studying, which is both helpful to understanding the course material and to understanding today's news.
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Advice for students:
Professor Kinne gives out a really helpful study-guide: Use it. Also, when writing the essays, use the resources available to you around the school. The TAs have office hours, the academic advising has tutors, and you can always ask a friend to proofread your essay for you. (P.S. This works for any essays, not just ones for POL 003!) In addition, it is best to do the reading. It can seem like a lot, but even skimming the textbook and reading all the articles makes a big difference in understanding the lectures and being able to participate in discussion. I take notes while I read, to help retain the information the first time around and so that I can study them later.