Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLI 270 - Politics in Action

A fieldwork course in politics. Approximately one-half of the semester is devoted to an activity such as preparing a legislative proposal, monitoring the progress of a bill, lobbying, or campaigning; the other half of the semester is spent in research, report writing, and seminar-style presentation and discussion of individual fieldwork projects. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Hours per week vary. Formerly PS 260.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply concepts and skills gained in coursework to a specific political process.
  • Explain the relationship between practical fieldwork experience and relevant theoretical research.
  • Utilize research tools to measure the impact of the political institution related to fieldwork upon the wider community.
  • Articulate the relevance of fieldwork experience for academic theory.
  • Weigh the cost and benefits of activist political endeavors in contrast to alternatives such as humanitarian activities or community service.

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