This class was tough.
Politics, Recognition, Exclusion was a fantastic class which revolutionized the way I think about politics. The class is tough and Dr. Sheth expects a lot out of you, both in terms of reading and class participation, but it was a wake up call in terms of how much you can really work in college. If you put in the work, you'll find this to be a game changer.
We learned mostly about the ways in which classical liberalism/the thinkers which influenced America's early politics constructed their philosophies in ways which are inherently exclusionary and racist. Oppression and marginalization is built into the fabric of American policy. Beyond this, we learned how to construct a clear and strong argument, write proficiently, and think much more critically than most of my other classes have me thinking.
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Advice for students:
Do ALL of the reading, and take good notes. Participate in class, but don't dominate discussion. Go to Dr. Sheth if you need help, and address things before they become a crisis -- she is sympathetic, but only to people she sees are putting in effort. She has very little time for students who think they're smart without putting in work.