Ipolitics: Talking Government with the American Idol Generation
22 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2010
In this paper, I take a closer look at the Millennial generation. Specifically, I examine the political knowledge of these students and how they perceive of the political world. Then, I directly challenge the Millennial generation by asking them to read Mark Bauerlein’s The Dumbest Generation, which claims that the digital age does nothing but stupefy young Americans and ultimately jeopardize the future of the country. By doing so, I hope to clearly gather a picture of what the typical Millennial student looks and acts like, what are her behaviors when it comes to technology, what does she know about politics, and does she even care to learn more.
Keywords: introductory course, American government, millennial generation
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