Investigating Politics RAPs are a great choice for students who are interested in:
The material covered in class will help students contextualize issues across the globe, and will inspire meaningful conversations both within and outside the classroom. Many of the concepts students are introduced to through these Gen Ed courses may be developed further through engaging in activities with program partners, student organizations and activities offered in the residence halls.
Whether you're already engaged in politics or interested in learning more, you will find a variety of exciting discussions and activities in this RAP!
This RAP is offered in two different residence halls, each with a specific Political Science course. See below for details.
Read what Fall 2022 instructor Elif Savas has to say about the course:
We are going through critical times; political reality has been changing recently in unprecedented ways and with unprecedented speed. Regardless of your major and academic trajectory, it is becoming more important to relate to the political world around you and understand how you connect to your political system and those around the world. This course will teach you the language of politics in a particular
manner, to speak it critically, conscientiously, and comparatively. Questions we will ask include, but are not limited to:
This course will shift its focus to different parts of the world with each topic and use historically critical cases as central pieces of information to address all these questions. Apart from the knowledge of the different parts of the world and essential political concepts comparatively, you will learn to read, think, and question critically.
Read what Fall 2022 instructor Jenna Norosky has to say about the course:
This course serves as an introduction to the study of international relations. The primary purpose is to provide the theoretical and historical foundations necessary for analyzing and understanding international issues. Throughout the semester, students will learn analytical skills to understand and assess a diversity of perspectives concerning issues and policy options facing the international community. This course asks students to think critically about global distributions of power and their place in a pluralistic world. Inevitably, every single topic of international importance cannot be covered. Nevertheless, this course will prepare students for more advanced topics in international relations and help them to think critically about a wide range of historical and contemporary international events.
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