Pretty easy, overall.
Awesome professor who's very intelligent. Lots of reading but its worth it just make sure to participate in class. The grading seems weird at first but it all works out in the end . I highly recommend if you like papers, discussions, and critical thinking instead of memorizing worthless facts for tests.
Uscinski is a fair professor. There are 3-4 articles (usually 20-40 pgs) to read every week for which you must write a paragraph on each article. These paragraphs are your grade. No tests/quizzes. Attend almost every class and do every assignment and you should have an A. At the end of the course I was able to develop the ability to read and understand tehnical articles by myself.
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Advice for students:
You will have to learn how to read understand articles and be able to discuss it. If you do not like reading, it is not the best course for you to do. Attending class regularly will greatly help to pass without much stress.