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As a part of the requirements for the Honors college at Wayne State

University, during your freshman year, you must complete two classes;
Honors 1000 and political science are classes that aim to introduce us to our
goal as honors students over the next four years: Problem solving.
Continuing from our honors 1000 class as an introduction to the city, Political
science was the class devoted to making change and researching at the
same time. Dr. KDK was the professor for this class and he was a very
enthusiastic teacher. He had a passion for political that was evident in his
lectures and teaching. He and I were acquainted in conversation. Not only
would we discus class issues, but occasionally enjoyed sharing a science
fiction story via email.
The class started by teaching us whats wrong. This little two worded
phrase was pivotal to the first few weeks of the class and to the rest of the
class, for it was the foundation of the course. In this segment of class, we as
students asked ourselves a to come up with a problem in the city of Detroit
that we would like to research ways to fix. In this time, my group came
together. Our common interest, and research topic for the rest of the year,
was the state of transportation in Detroit.
As the weeks went on, we learned more about power structures in
government as well as the methods in which these obstacles are either
perpetuated or overcome. The method of either over coming or perpetuating
social ques and norms are called agents and structures. Another focal point
in the few weeks post whats wrong knows as what wins? In this section,
we conjoined the knowledge we gained in class with the research we
composed about the city. The end goal was to develop a policy that was
centered around one or more of the four policy spheres that could solve or
mend the problem which our group focused on. This, for my group, was also
near the time we began our community service. As a requirement in political
science 1010, the honors course, all students must complete at least 10
hours of community service. Not only does this introduce students to one of
the four pillars of the honors college, Service, but it also gets us as students
into the city to experience change and policy first hand.
My group and I had a great time volunteering at the community ran
organization known as Moses. Though they are a institution that tackles a
myriad of issues in the city of Detroit, we participated in their operation in
the civic sphere to help with Detroit poor public transportation system. This
ushered us into the last weeks of the class, and the bulk of our course, what
works. The part of the class when we make some real change in the world
and do a final project. This project presented the progress we made during
the semester in class.