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    Aug 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The United States Government, a complex concept to grasp, was something I thought would be boring to learn about; however, during my Junior year of high school, I was proven wrong. In this course, I learned not only the structure of our government, but the multiple functions. I believe this course to be vital to millennials as it teaches us political efficacy, patriotism, and educates us on how our country functions.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was when my class had the opportunity to travel two hours to the city of Chicago to observe live trials around the federal building. I had the chance to witness ordinary United States citizens pleading guilty in front of a judge (as well as 75 beady eyed high school students, quite embarrassing for them if you ask me). My peers and I also had the chance to sit down and meet two U.S. Marshals and ask them questions about their important job. Overall, the field trip to Chicago allowed for me to put a lot of the material that I learned into perspective and to see how it applied in real life situations.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    In all honesty, I worked extremely hard in this class and tried to go above and beyond in order to make the most out of my learning experience. I was one of four students (approximately 30 students in just my class) in my class who attained an A. Therefore, my advice to students taking this course into consideration is to work hard! I did every single one of my assignments and took thorough notes from my textbook every week. EVEN if I did not understand what the teacher taught, I always had my notes and textbook to fall back on. You don't have to dedicate your entire life in order to take this course by any means, but definitely do not expect it to be simple.

    • Winter 2016
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