Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor McCormick has incredible experience in the field of Global Studies and brings all of his knowledge to class. He has a positive outlook when talking about the state of the world's economy and politics and never says his opinion in class because he is aware his students opinion's could be different. He explains things with ease and in depth and makes his students think critically. Our research in class and out of class truly help elaborate our knowledge on current world events. His lectures are nothing less than entrancing. Professor McCormick captured my interest every class time and welcomed everyone's voices, opinions and reasonings.
The highlights of this course were studying the economical, political, social barriers China is currently faced with and how it will be effected in the future, and the political, social, economic state of Africa. I enjoyed studying China due to the quick paced changes made and researching tactics China is using to lessen their population and keep their economy on a rising track. Studying Africa was also a fantastic learning experience through group work. Seven group members, including myself, researched societal and militaristic changes in the past 50 and 100 years. As a group we were pleasantly surprised with our findings that most of Africa's countries have made tremendous advances in their economies and governments. I thoroughly enjoyed our class discussions on these specific topics.
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Advice for students:
Read as many current events as possible. This course will only benefit you if you put effort in. Coming to class prepared from reading extra articles and studies benefited my participation because I was able to contribute outside knowledge and bring a different perspective. Even if you don't think you will have anything to say, doing a simple google search will help you to better understand what is being discussed.