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POL SCI 10
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Introduction to Political Theory See Full Profile

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CLUSTER 21CW
History of Modern Thought: Special Topics: To Keep and Bear Arms: Judicial Constitutionalism and Republicanism See Full Profile

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POL SCI 114A
American Political Thought See Full Profile

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There are a lot of reading each week, but you are supposed to skim them instead of reading them in depth. You also need to keep track of the assignment deadlines as there are several due each week.
Here is the class breakdown from when I took it:
Perusall Annotations (15%)
You need to write seven annotations on each reading on Perusall. You don't really need to think about writing them, but they each have to be spaced out through the reading and a certain length. These are due at every class meeting.
Interventions (20%)
There are two of them. They are basically mini essays. Aim for about four or five pages. He wants you to write a persuasive argument about the text by analyzing its contradictions.
Commonplace Book (10%)
There are ten of these. You have to draw a picture for the readings of the week.
Peer Review (10%)
This is a short essay about someone else's paper. He gives a template for it and should be about one to two pages long.
Term Paper (45%)
This is worth almost the entirely of the grade. I got an A on almost every assignment throughout the quarter and received a B+ because of a low grade on the term paper. I recommend going to office hours to make sure your argument conforms to his standards. For secondary sources, make sure to bring down people that disagree with your claim in order for you strengthen your argument based on them. While length matters, it is not at all sufficient to get a good grade. Aim for about 13-15 pages.
Final thoughts:
I was shocked by my final grade in the class. I thought that I was doing well throughout the quarter, but my grade ended up plummeting due to term paper at the end.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
POL SCI 114B
American Political Thought II, 1865 to Present See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 3.3 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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I just want to preface this by saying that to be quite honest, I am usually the type of student that does the bare minimum to get an A and does everything last minute.

Dr. Trojan is a great professor. There are definitely ways to finesse not doing all of the readings for this class, but his lectures really made me think deeply and question and strengthen my own political beliefs by the end(which really took me by surprise, as I am not someone who tends to be that interested in American Politics). He does go on weird weird little tangents but honestly in the most charming way. He facilitates great discussions, and if you make yourself go to the unrequired live lectures the first few weeks, you'll find yourself wanting to go and participate. Take this class. It'll make you think.

(Winter Quarter 2021)
POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory: Beyond #MeToo: Modern Feminist Theory See Full Profile

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POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory: To Keep and Bear Arms: Constitutionalism and Republican Founding See Full Profile

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