Welcome. Get settled. Get connected. Review the syllabus. Think about how politics impacts your life, your community, and your future. What can you access in your community, where you are, which will allow you to explore some aspects of society, government, and politics?

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Course Overview

There are three parts to the course. You will learn about society, government, and politics, and apply these ideas to your professional life and challenges that you may encounter. In this overview, I give you five diagrams which help you to think about the major interactions which we will study over the semester. 

How to succeed 

You can get a high mark in this course with a bit of planning and work. Your mark may be  important; sometimes it is used to evaluate your eligibility for a masters program, which you will need for promotion beyond the rank of Major.   Plan to participate every week - guaranteed points. Start your assignments early. If in doubt, submit drafts for quick feedback.  Keep notes on each section for the final exam. 

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David Last, CD, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science

Royal Military College of Canada

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