The Big Class
Each year, I offer a team-taught course featuring nationally renowned guests. Course topics include the Presidential Election, Latino Politics, and Immigration Reform. We have brought in US Department Secretaries, Congresspeople, Presidential Candidates, prominent journalists, and activists. This course is proudly sponsored by the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office. This coming Fall, I will offer the 2016 Election course with Fernand Amandi, Casey Klofstad, and Rudy Fernandez.
Previous guests have included Joy Ann Reid of MSNBC, Fmr. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Fmr. Congressman Anthony Wiener (D-NY), Fmr. Congressman Joe Garcia (D-FL), Congressman Carlos Cuerbelo (R-FL), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, Univision's Jorge Ramos, FNC's Michelle Fields, Fmr. Health & Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, Fmr. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Fmr. UN Ambassador Mark Wallace, and FNC Commentator Bernie Goldberg.
The London course takes place during the Summer II session in London, England. Students will spend a month in one of the world's greatest cities. The course is listed for 3 or 6 credits as POL 595 or for graduate credit as POL 695.
Courses and sample syllabi
University of Miami
POL 332 Media and Politics
POL 515 Media Content Analysis
POL 351 Public Opinion
POL 313 The Constitution
POL 311 Conspiracy Theories and the Public
POL 400 The 2012 Election
POL 491 Immigration: The Current Debate
POL 402 Latino Politics and the 2016 Primary
University of Arizona
POL 407 Congress and American Politics
POL 432 Pressure Groups
POL 210 US and Arizona Constitution
POL 323 Modern Political Theory
POL 435 Public Opinion and Voting Behavior