Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Political Science

P101 – American Government3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course is an introduction to American Government. It incorporates a comprehensive survey of the dynamics of the American political process at the federal and state level. This course satisfies the educational code requirement in the U.S. Constitution and state and local government of California. This course is also offered online. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area G; CSU-D8; IGETC-Area 4H

 

P102 – Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course is an introduction to the comparative analysis of different types of political systems. It analyzes forms of government in selected countries taking into account their differing political institution, their processes and policies, their domestic and international environments, the economic systems with which they interact, and the consequences of their differing forms. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area G; CSU-D8; IGETC-Area 4H

 

P103 – Introduction to International Politics 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. A comprehensive introduction to international relations. The course introduces the student to contending theoretical and analytical approaches to international relations, the identity and roles of global actors, power, capabilities, conflict and conflict resolution, policy making and modern security and economic issues. Approved for pass/no pass grading option. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area G; CSU-D8; IGETC-Area 4H