Political Science (POSC)

POSC 100 C United States Government 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course covers the political theories and practices of United States Government at national, state and local levels. Duplicate credit not granted for POSC 100HC. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: POLS 110)

POSC 100HC  Honors United States Government 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an enhanced college level course enhanced for honors students. It covers the political theories and practices of the United States Government at national, state and local level. Duplicate credit not granted for POSC 100 C. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: POLS 110)

POSC 101 C Gender and American Politics 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the study of American politics at the national, state, and local levels with an emphasis on the role of gender. It examines women's participation in American politics from the perspective of race, class, and ethnicity. Contemporary political analysis will focus on women's political agenda from the 1960's to the 21st century, centering around issues such as equal pay, sex discrimination in education and the work place, affirmative action, reproductive rights, sexual choice, domestic violence, and increasing the representation of women in local and national political arenas. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

POSC 120 C Political Theory 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of Western political theory from ancient Greece to the Modern Age. It shows how political theory shapes current institutions and ideologies in the United States, Europe, and other countries around the world. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: POLS 120)

POSC 135 C Campaigns, Parties & Elections 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an analysis of the challenges faced by the Democratic and Republican and parties as they are being replaced by campaign management firms (CMF's), Political Action Committees (PAC's) and electronic media advertising. Special emphasis is given to critical analysis of the presidential election campaign process, and of the resulting implications of the democratic process in the United States. (CSU)

POSC 200 C  Introduction to Political Science 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the study of political science. It explores the many aspects of politics, examining its relationship to morality, culture, economics, justice and international affairs both theoretically and practically. As an introductory course, it includes elements from the major sub-disciplines of political science, including American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: POLS 150)

POSC 209 C Urban Politics 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a concentrated study of urban America with particular emphasis on the challenging problems facing the country's metropolitan areas. The approach will be interdisciplinary in order to facilitate conceptual learning and a balanced understanding of the urban dilemma. Major areas of study will include the history and development of urban United States intergovernmental relations, poverty, racial and ethnic relations, pollution, crime, public services, education, planning and renewal. (UC/CSU, CSU GE, AA GE, IGETC, CUL DIV)

POSC 210 C Contemporary Political Issues 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an intensive study of contemporary issues associated with the concepts of democracy, federalism, separation of powers, judicial review, preservation of individual rights and related topics. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

POSC 215 C Comparative Politics 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a comparative study of the political theories and practices of selected European and non-Western political systems. Also included in the course is a careful analysis of the dynamics of political change and its relationship to economic and social development. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: POLS 130)

POSC 216 C Politics of the Middle East 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the political, social, economic and ideological foundations of Middle East in general and major states in the region in particular. Emphasis is placed on the political and economic developments in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Topics covered include: introduction to the land, peoples, cultures, and religions; colonialism and the emergence of modern states following World War I; Western influence and Islamic revivalism; regional conflicts (Arab-Israeli, Iran-Iraq, Gulf Wars); and politics and economics of it; U.S. based ethnic interest groups and their influence on U.S. foreign policy; patrimonialism and militarism; liberalization and democratization. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

POSC 230 C International Relations 3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a study of relations of nations including the function of power, diplomacy, international law and organizations, and economic factors. Special emphasis will be placed on such concepts as war, nationalism, imperialism, ideological conflict and collective security, and how these concepts affect American foreign policy. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: POLS 140)

POSC 298 C Political Science Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This is a lecture/discussion type course developed on a particular limited problem or topic of interest to students. It is designed for able students who wish to increase their knowledge of a particular topic concerning which no other regular class is offered. A paper or group activity may be requested. Credit may range from 1/2 unit to 12 units. Consult class schedule for the offerings a particular semester. May be taken for credit 1-4 times. Pass/No Pass or Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

POSC 299 C  Political Science Independent Study 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: Varying hours of scheduled conferences per week according to instructor. This independent study course is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. It is thought that topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. The student would then contact the supervising instructor to develop a contract for his/her particular interest so that they could learn more regarding their special topic. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)