DESCRIPTION This class involves students in observation and critical analysis of political affairs. Our theme for this course will be on Citizen Action and Citizen Engagement in Politics. A hands on practical approach on how YOU can be a part of that change in society! The rational for this is that in today’s world, it is critical that the students have a solid comprehension of government and politics. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with a framework of the various fields and topic areas in Political Science including American politics, comparative politics, international politics and political philosophy. Students examine the origins of our political values, analyze political ideas, theories, ideologies, systems and policy, and then investigate political problems on a national and global level. This course is designed to promote citizenship and engagement in political issues and events. The uninformed citizen is the easiest one for political leaders and government to take advantage of.
“… why am I so interested in politics? If I were to answer you very simply I would say this: why shouldn’t I be interested? That is to say, what blindness, what deafness, what density of ideology would have to weigh me down to prevent me from being interested in what is probably the most crucial subject to our existence, that is to say the society in which we live, the economic relations in which it functions, and the system of power which defines the regular forms and regular permissions and prohibitions of our conduct? The essence of our life consists, after all of the political functioning of the society in which we find ourselves.” – Michel Foucault.