Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It makes you rethink your ideas of politics. You also become more aware of how politics work, thus encourages you to want to become involved, instead of annoyed with politics. It also shows the ways in which biases in the news can "make you hate the ones being oppressed, and love the ones doing the opressing" (Malcolm X) This course helped me form my own political opinion separate from the ones I was told to have and constantly question government, news etc. for biases by asking "who does this REALLY benefit?" then doing the research.
-Learning how to form my own political opinion (albeit not directly) but throughout the whole course it sets you up to have a more critical mind -feeling more involved in politics and how it affects my life, wanting to become a move involved citizen -the readings were always interesting and eye opening, I wanted to keep some of the books (that I was renting) to read during the summer
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Advice for students:
-do the readings -talk with the professor, he will help you a lot especially when writing the paper by aiding in your critical thinking process -participation in tutorials is important, the class requires critical thinking so even if you're shy just taking about the readings with your other classmates, having friendly disagreements will actually help you see multiple sides to an issue--don't avoid this. -must importantly don't just memorize, understand and think! It's not just about remembering it's about application of the ideas and how you can think critically about them