Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is required for all International Affairs majors, but I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about different forms of government around the world. We learned about many topics, such as voting systems, various specific forms of government, how parliaments work, and more! Overall, I really learned a lot in the course and enjoyed it at the same time.
The simulation really helped the students to apply our knowledge of government in a practical way where we were allowed to form and execute our own governments. I learned a lot about how other countries may operate, since so often we only learn about American government throughout schooling.
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Advice for students:
I wish that I would have gone to office hours with Mr. Pedicino and the TA's more because they were incredibly helpful the times that I did talk to them. They really are interested in the students that put effort into the class. Take care to write excellent notes and just study those for quizzes and exams. I didn't read the book, but instead looked over important terms noted in lectures in the book. On tests and quizzes, he sometimes referred to terms only used in the book. Make sure you do well on the initial map quiz, because the extra bonus points can carry you a long way in the class. Don't wait to write the paper and get help from the TAs!