Free, with no strings, or even a final, attached. That’s the deal that The University of Findlay is offering to the public with a United States government-focused political science course.
This fall semester, which runs from Aug 17 through Dec. 3, Political Science 110 will be held from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday in Old Main Room 305, which is accessible by an elevator located on the west side of the building. The survey course, a traditional offering that will again include enrolled UF undergraduates, will provide analysis of the context of national politics in the United States and the institutions of American national government. Topics such as the U.S. Constitution, Congress, civil liberties and elections will be addressed.
Instructing will be Robert Postic, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and chair of the Social, Behavioral and Justice Sciences Department. Postic began at UF in 2008, but has taught for 20 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Calvin College, a Master of Arts in theology/theological studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American government and politics from Wayne State University.
University students will earn credit for the three-hour course by completing assignments outside of the classroom, engaging online and likely taking a final exam.
No enrollment or prep work is necessary for members of the public, who are welcome anytime to simply listen to or take part in class discussions; Postic hopes they’ll do the latter, thereby providing additional learning enrichment for all involved. Optional for the public is use of the textbook “American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials,” which can be bought, or rented for much less, at various online book retail sites, including the UF Bookstore at 1000 N. Main Street, just north of the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex.