Academic Catalogs

Political Science

Credit Courses

PSCI G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction To Political Science  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G100

PSCI G1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Survey Of Current Issues  
Advisory: Successful completion of English Composition is recommended.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course surveys current political issues and public policy in California and the United States. Students will learn the skills necessary to evaluate political issues, analyze public policy, employ effective arguments and propose solutions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G101

PSCI G1033 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Race, Ethnicity and Political Issues  
Advisory: ENGL G100 or ENGL G100S.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is identical to ETHS G103. This course surveys American political policies and issues. The emphasis will be on areas of significance confronting African American, Native American, Asian and Latinx populations. Students will learn life-long skills necessary to evaluate policies and issues, analyze opposing viewpoints and problem-solve. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G103

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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G110

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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G130

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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G150

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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G180

PSCI G1813 Units (54 lecture hours)  
American Government: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity  
Advisory: ENGL G100 or ENGL G100S.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is identical to ETHS G181. This course provides an introduction to United States and California governments and examines their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. Students will analyze the politics of race and ethnicity and its effect on political behavior, institutions and the exercise of political power. Central to this study will be the history, experiences and contributions of African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Latinx. Additionally, this course will focus on policy content and relevant political issues facing racial and ethnic populations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: POLS 110.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G181

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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G185