A. Do you, to quote political scientist Thomas Patterson, “value what political science offers” and do you “relish politics?” Or do your views currently fall short of these ideals? Please explain. For example, which of the following do your own views toward government and politics most closely match: like it, find it interesting, a political junkie, ambivalent, cynical, suspicious, dislike or hostile?
B. Why are you taking this course? Are you taking this course because you have to, because you want to, or both? You can be candid