I wasn’t actually supposed to take this course this semester, but I’ve been thinking about changing my major to political science and I figured this would be the perfect time to get my feet wet on the subject. In regards to the course itself, I dreaded it every day. But I LOVE the subject! This was also a perfect time to take this class because of the upcoming election. It seems like we have limited (good) options when it comes to our future president, so the discussion of ethics and politics are huge issues.
A lot of what we talked about in class circled back around to our less than ideal presidential candidates, making this class so much more relevant to us as millennials. As member’s of the Leadership Institute, our goal so to be/inspire America’s future ethical leaders, a deficit we honed in on in class. A lot of the laws and policies of basic government we learned about have been challenged by the candidates. I think most uneducated people, in regards to politics, would benefit from this course. It definitely gave me a new perspective on the promises these politicians are making, and how damaging, illegal, or impossible their plans actually are.
There are so many people that fought for the basic rights I ignore on a daily basis. These fundamental rights were their whole life. There were also many unsung heroes we don’t learn about in less in depth courses; lawyers and judges set the precedents for our future rights and freedoms. The topic of politics is a mound of selfless and dedicated leaders, which I ultimately wish to be someday.
It is truly amazing how uneducated we, as (voting) citizens, are in regards to the law and our rights. These discussions have made me so much more passionate about what I want to see change in politics as well as our country, and it has given me a vision for my future and education.