This class was tough.
Although challenging and advised against for non-Political Science majors, I found the coursework to be incredibly interesting and relevant, as a young adult becoming increasingly more and more aware of the happenings both on the domestic and international stages.
The first half of the quarter, we looked at different forms of government, whereas in the second half, we focused on different types of democracy and how they're manifested differently across the world. We concluded the quarter with a special look at Brexit and the potential Scexit, which was interesting because it was a major affair that had happened only a few months prior. Moreover, I learned how to be critical of governmental types and how to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type – economically, socially, etc.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to put more than a reasonable amount of work in – reading and writing and studying. It'll only pay off if the topic is something you are genuinely interested in and are willing to work for.