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Always Do the Reading
Go to Office Hours
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Great intro course to political theory. Covers the ancient Greeks and the medieval thinkers. Stretches from Plato to Machiavelli. Long is a great lecturer and fair grader. Always makes time to meet in office hours if concepts are unclear after lecture.
Through taking this course I learned more than just political theory. I learned how to improve my essay writing skills (every exam - or test as Long calls it- is an in-class essay). Long is also really great I tying in concepts from thousands of years ago to real-world examples that make grasping the concepts that much easier. He is a tough grader, but generally fair. Must work hard and stay on top of readings to earn an A grade.
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Advice for students:
Stay on top of readings. Go to class even though it is early. Use Prof and TA's office hours to clarify concepts that don't stick with you from readings/lecture.