I am happy to offer two great classes next semester. I hope you all sign up. And remember that you can use transfer these classes back to almost any college/university in Illinois. Simply sign up as a ‘Student-at-Large’.
NON-WESTERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS – CRN: 65065 – PSC 280 – W01
Most of the world’s economic growth and political power over the next few decades is likely to come from the Non-Western World. In this course, we will review the history of these diverse, yet intriguingly similar, regions. Then we will use the comparative method to better understand these countries today. We will end with a look towards the future. We will be studying China, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, Mexico, and Nigeria in a greater depth. This class is entirely online, which may be easier for students at other schools to join in.
AMERICAN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT – CRN: 61246 – PSC 101 – 065
This isn’t a high school civics class. On the contrary, we take the basics of US government and apply these to many topical issues that affect you today: unlimited election spending, gun rights, student loans, marijuana legalization, drone strikes, online privacy, and more. Some have referred to the US Constitution as an experiment; well you are the researchers determining how it is doing today.