Why are you taking the course?
I am taking the course because it is required that I take it for my nursing degree. Also, I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of politics in addition to what I gained from my introductory government, whether if it is local, national, regional, or state government. Furthermore, my husband has a B.S. Political Science so at least I can have something I can argue with him about or relate to him when he talks about politics. And he has a habit of blathering on and on and I don’t even know what he is talking about sometimes.
What do you expect from the course?
What I expect from the course is that I gain the political knowledge necessary to take part in a community whether it is a protest online or offline, raise money for or participate in a campaign, favor one candidate over another, know when both candidates are full of hot air, and/or help other people mobilize and vote. To know when or how the government abuses their power, their limitations to rule when they’re in office, how they change their base political leanings, how interest groups form locally and nationally, and how local government works with national government, who contributes the money when the national government gives money to state government and what bureaucracy we have most In the state: do we have more private charities or public bureaucracy and what bureaucracy people rely on most when the economy is in recession. Does the national government tell the state government how much they can or should give to local government? And how does the national government checks the power of state government? Are the Americans willing to give up both democracy and liberty in the name of security to prevent another like 9/11 attack and therefore give the government more power: is it justifiable? These are just some of the questions I expect to learn in this course.
What is your political ideology?
If I was to position myself from the left to the right compared...