This class was tough.
The course material was new to me and incredibly interesting. The professor was fantastic and helpful in trying to outline information that was confusing or completely new to the majority of the class. Dr. Stevens is an incredibly smart man and has amazing stories from his life which added character to the class.
I learned about global hegemony and the foundation of ideals that the United States built this country. In looking at multiple regions of the world and their relationship with the United States it gave me insight into different perspectives. Our class had to write a 15 page paper on a country of our choosing and their relationship with United States' influences. I chose to do Cuba and I learned a great deal of information about an incredible country that I didn't know much about before.
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Advice for students:
Read the articles and take detailed notes. The professor will go over the readings in class but it is best to be prepared with your own thoughts on the articles that are presented. The most important thing for our class was to study the power points before the test. We didn't go into as much depth with the power points but it was difficult for him to test over the in class discussions so the tests tended to incorporate more information from the power points. There is a final paper that you will be required to do if you are a major or an honors student and my best advice is to start your research and planning early in the semester. You will have all semester to do the paper but do not wait until close to the deadline!