This class was tough.
This course is a good way to compare your own political opinions to those of great political thinkers of the past. It really helps to shape your personal beliefs. Dr. White is also the best teacher I have taken at Loyola so far. He really gets to know you and what you're interested in, and will recommend reading or essay topics to you that he knows you will enjoy. His classroom is a very welcoming environment.
You will learn how to think critically about political issues, and beyond that, human issues. Your concept of humanity will evolve, and you will be forced to think about things you had never though about before. For example, what were civilizations like before government, and what was the turning point that mad bus need government? Will we ever reach a place where we don't need government anymore? Is it our moral obligation to serve others? Where do morals even come from? This class is basically the philosophy of politics.
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Advice for students:
Go to office hours when you don't understand something. You will be able to have a lengthy conversation with Dr. White which will probably answer more questions than you knew you had. Do the readings and form your own ideas about things. He doesn't;t want to hear you regurgitate what you read, but that doesn't mean you can get away with not reading. Find a happy medium. Force yourself to really think a out the material and have something to say about the topics.