As teachers, we are responsible for the inheritance of specialized knowledge across generations. We train students to explore, question, and make discoveries; these are the basic cognitive tools that keep civilizations from going extinct. In that spirit, the courses I teach embody the “learn by doing” ethos that I have come to embrace at California Polytechnic State University. In addition to introductory and methods-oriented courses, my field courses train students to work in political engagement and organization, campaign management, and the legal/constitutional foundations of elections.
POLS 316 Political Participation
POLS 317 Campaigns and Elections
POLS 445 Voting Rights and Representation