Monday, March 10, 2014

What I've Learned This Semester

Each semester, I like to share a bit of the wealth of information I've learned.  It's my little way of giving back, lol.  All pictures courtesy of Google Images.

Criminal Justice 102:  Introduction to Police

  • Three Eras of American Policing
    • Political Era (1830s-1900)
      • Corruption
    • Professional Era (1900-1960)
      • Influence of Technology
    • Community Era (1960-present)
      • Efforts to connect with citizenry

Political Science 298:  Introduction to Political Inquiry

Political Science 300:  Introduction to American Politics

What do interest groups do?
  • Talk to policy makers and the media
  • Mobilize supporters to contact and support/oppose legislators
  • Produce research and distribute info for use in policy debates
  • Attempt to raise their causes' profile
  • Try to influence policy formulation and implementation'
  • Help lawmakers write legislation
Psychology 301:  Abnormal Psychology
  • Bipolar disorder
    • State of both episodic depressed mood and episodic mania
    • Mood shifts between two emotional "poles"
  • Bipolar I Disorder 
    • Full-blown mania that alternates with periods of major depression
  • Bipolar II Disorder
    • Hypomania that alternates with episodes of major depression
Political Science 448:  Women and the Law
I'm not sure why exactly, but I hated every single second of this class, so I ended up dropping it.
Supreme Court Justices
  • Sam Alito
  • Stephen Breyer
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Elena Kagan
  • Anthony Kennedy
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Clarence Thomas
I hope you've learned something new this semester too!

3 showed me some love:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

You REALLY have an interesting set of courses this time. WE like learning about what YOU are learning.

Sketching with Dogs said...

I think I would find the psychology class very interesting.
Lynne x

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I hope I learned something but I can't remember it if I did:) it is good to keep learning though, glad you did

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