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: 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.

    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 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.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G105

          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.

                  This course is identical to ETHS G151. 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

                      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.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PSCI G205