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CHRISTIAN GERAMITA, Aspiring chemist & political scientist

Major: Chemistry & Chemical Biology

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm an incoming college freshman for the Class of 2025 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I've previously taught one political science class for Rainstorm in the winter of 2020 and several related courses for the Wave Learning Festival, another online educational platform.

Past Classes

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H645: Introduction to Political Ideology in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
Have you ever wondered what differentiates liberals, conservatives, and everything in between? If so, this class will help you understand the sociology behind political ideology and what positions tend to fall within the realm of debate for ideology. Not only will you learn more about political socialization in your own community, but you will also garner new insights for ideas that you may have never been exposed to before.

H458: Political Theory and its Application in Contemporary Society in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
Do you have an interest in politics? Would you like to construct a foundation within the subject while also studying real-world examples of its practical application? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This class will take you on a journey mapping out the rudimentary aspects of a political system ranging from the basic structures of a government to the diversity of political ideology. We will look at countries like China, the U.K., the U.S., and others that manifest some basic commonalities of governments around the world in conjunction with their own unique aspects. We will also attempt to explore the history and impacts of policies surrounding contemporary issues around elections, education, healthcare, and foreign policy. Each day of instruction will be divided by topical relevance to the basic functions of a government, domestic policy, foreign policy, elections/campaigns, and political ideology. Activities, such as extended discussions guided by thematic questions, will be conducted regularly during the class to create an atmosphere of interactivity and comfortability. In this class, you will also be responsible for creating and presenting a final project on a relevant political issue and proposing a solution to said issue. To give you time in doing so, the last 15-30 minutes of each class day will be allocated for independent work and research on an approved topic. The main goal behind this project and the aforementioned class discussions would be to inspire you to pursue a career in debate, political science, or an associated field that tests your creativity and critical thinking skills. You will be tested on whether you can create both creative and pragmatic solutions to issues our modern world is facing today in the realm of politics. Lastly, this class will also lead you to attaining a broader understanding of the ideologies that drive political discourse today and where they come from within our socioeconomic environments.