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
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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