Academic Catalogs

Political Science

Credit Courses 

PSCI C1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Survey of Current Issues  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly PSCI C110. This course analyzes crucial current political issues in American society and the world by defining key problems facing modern society and offering 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. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C101

    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.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C160

      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.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C180

        PSCI C1833 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Introduction to International Relations  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        This course is an introduction to international relations theory with an examination of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors and their institutions, interactions and processes as they relate to global issues. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 140.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C183

          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.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C185

            PSCI C1883 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Political Theory  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            An introduction to various theoretical approaches to politics from classical to contemporary. Focus on reading and examination of primary text in order to apply theories to basic political problems and proposed solutions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 120.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C188

              PSCI C2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Introduction to Political Science  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              An introduction to the study of politics designed to familiarize students with basic political concepts with a focus on political theories, methods, systems, and ideologies as well as an exploration of subfields within Political Science. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 150.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI C200

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