Academic Catalogs

Political Science (PSCI)

PSCI C1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Survey of Current Issues  
Advisory: Read the U.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSCI C110. An analysis of crucial current political issues in American society and the world. This course will focus on defining key problems facing modern society and potential resolutions. Students will learn how to evaluate contemporary issues in an informed manner and construct arguments based upon reliable data and appropriate political science theory. S. Constitution prior to first class meeting. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

PSCI C1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Middle East In World Politics  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Survey of the major political, economic, and social institutions of the modern Middle East with an emphasis on the evolution of Middle Eastern politics, regional conflicts, and an overview of the contemporary scene. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

PSCI C1603 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Law and Democracy  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Interdisciplinary exploration of themes such as citizenship, participation, access, and social justice. Critical analysis of how law structures as well as limits democracy. Democracy as a universal value will be examined. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

PSCI C1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
American Government  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSCI C100. An introduction to the principles and problems of government, with particular attention to the American political system at all levels. Emphasis is on the human factor in politics and the realities of government at work. This course satisfies the state college requirement on the Constitution of the United States and California state and local government. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 110.

PSCI C1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Comparative Government and Politics  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSCI C130. This class provides a comparative analysis of governments in various regions of the world, including Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East by examining the differences in the structures and functions of major political systems, including democratic, communistic, and monarchical types of governance. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 130.