Political Science

Political Science (POLS)

POLS 1 -  Introduction to American Government and Politics  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
An introduction to United States and California government and politics, including their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. Examination of political behavior, political issues, and public policy. May be offered fully online. [C-ID POLS 110]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU D Social Sciences; IGETC 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC D Social Sciences  
CSU American Institutions: US-2: U.S. Constitution and Government, US-3: California State and Local Government  

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POLS 2 -  Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
Comparative analysis of different kinds of political systems, including their history, political institutions, processes and policies, the environments in which they occur, and their consequences. May be offered fully online. [C-ID POLS 130]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU D Social Sciences; IGETC 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC D Social Sciences  

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POLS 3 -  Introduction to Political Theory and Thought  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
Examination of various theoretical approaches to politics and of basic political problems and proposed solutions. Analysis of selected political theories and of the relevance of theory to contemporary problems. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online. [C-ID POLS 120]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AE  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU D Social Sciences; IGETC 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC D Social Sciences  

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POLS 4 -  Introduction to International Relations  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
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. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online. [C-ID POLS 140]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AE  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU D Social Sciences; IGETC 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC D Social Sciences  

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POLS 5 -  Politics of Developing Countries  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course surveys the government and politics of developing nations. Problems and issues facing developing countries in their search for appropriate strategies and models of development are also examined. May be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU D Social Sciences; IGETC 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC D Social Sciences  

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POLS 7 -  Introduction to Political Science Research Methods  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course surveys the research methods employed in political science. Research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, and the collection, interpretation, and reporting of research data, and the ethics of research are introduced. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online. [C-ID POLS 160]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AE; MATH 16  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: MPC A2 Communication and Analytical Thinking, D Social Sciences  

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POLS 10 -  Gender in American Politics  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course focuses on American government at the national, state, and local levels, emphasizing roles and influence of women from contemporary and historical perspective, especially the legal and civil rights of women in areas of employment, law, and public participation. Offered as GWOS 10 and POLS 10; credit may be earned only once. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU D Social Sciences; IGETC 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC D Social Sciences  
CSU American Institutions: US-2: U.S. Constitution and Government, US-3: California State and Local Government  

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POLS 11 -  Politics of Migration and Citizenship  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
Migration is a political phenomena that has shaped our communities, polarized our national politics, and shaped the relationships of nation-states with one another. This course is designed to provide students with a chance to critically analyze foundational concepts related to state sovereignty, citizenship, and cross-border movements, while considering the methodological challenges of studying political actions that may occur in secret or without protection of law. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AE  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU  
GE Credit: MPC D Social Sciences  

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POLS 12 -  Politics in Film  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
Politics has shaped cinema, and vice versa. This course examines the ways that films have been been used by those in power, activists, and artists to make political claims, define political problems, and to shape opinions of people around the world. Class discussions and reading materials focus on questions of representation, persuasion, and shared meaning making. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AE  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU  
GE Credit: MPC C Humanities, D Social Sciences  

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POLS 18 -  Latinos in American Government  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course analyzes the relationship between Latinos and the American political system at the state, local, and national levels. Emphasis is placed on America's political systems, its political institutions, the principles and processes that give rise to them, and their impact on Latinos as an ethnic minority in the context of American political democracy. Emphasis is also placed on the Mexican-American political experience. Also offered as ETNC 18; credit may be earned only once. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online. May be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
GE Credit: MPC F Intercultural Studies, D Social Sciences  

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POLS 90 -  Independent Study  (0.5-4 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 25.5-204 hours lab  
This course provides a framework for this academic discipline, which is designed to enrich the student’s experience beyond current curriculum offerings. The program of study, research, reading, or activity is tailored to student needs and interests. When the student has identified an instructor to supervise his/her program of study, the agreement is recorded on a form available in the Admissions and Records Office.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU  

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