Academic Catalogs

Political Science (PSCI)

PSCI G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction To Political Science  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is an introduction to political science designed to familiarize students with basic political concepts, political ideologies, political systems, models of political analysis and political science subfields. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 150.

PSCI G1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Survey Of Current Issues  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a survey of contemporary political issues confronting the United States and the global community. The focus will be on issues and problems of political significance. The course provides students with the necessary tools to evaluate political issues , analyze opposing viewpoints and develop argumentation skills. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

PSCI G1053 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Global Studies  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Global Studies. Topics will include the history of globalization and an examination of the process of globalization, including the inter-relatedness of economic, political, social, cultural, ecological and technological factors and developments. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: GLST 101.

PSCI G1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
International Relations  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course provides an introduction to world politics as it relates to national conflict and international cooperation. Important to this course is an examination of various levels of governmental and non-governmental actors and their institutions, interactions and processes as they relate to global issues. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 140.

PSCI G1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Law In American Society  
Advisory: College-level reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course provides an overview of the American legal system including its development, structure, and history. The course will review the legal and judicial process in the United States; explain legal sources, research, and reasoning; and introduce the various areas of law. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: LPPS 110.

PSCI G1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Political Philosophy  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is identical to PHIL G150. This course introduces students to traditional philosophical issues concerning politics. Students will actively engage in an analysis of normative issues using historical insight as well as contemporary approaches. Among these issues are the nature of legitimate authority, political obligation, natural rights, equality and justice. The course emphasizes selections from the major works of such political philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Mill. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 120.

PSCI G1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
American Government  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: U.S. Government. This course examines the American political system. Topics include an examination of the history, constitutional framework, institutions, and functions of the American and California political systems and the principles, processes and issues that affect them. Additionally, this course will discuss current issues, examine the decision-making process and how these decisions affect society. This course satisfies the CSU requirement on the Constitution of the United States and local government. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 110.

PSCI G1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Comparative Politics  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course introduces the field of comparative politics by providing a study of political systems, government structures and popular ideologies in selected developed and developing countries. Major themes will include development, nation/state building and democratization. Recommended for students interested in governments and politics throughout the world. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 130.

PSCI G2053 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Global Issues  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course develops global competency skills and examines the origins, current status, and future trends of major issues confronting the global community. The focus will be on issues and problems of global significance such as nation-state building, global governance, population and urbanization trends, economic development and inequality, basic human needs and human rights, international conflict and security concerns, and environmental problems. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.