Political Science Courses

POLI 1: American Government

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 110

This course covers the structure and functions of the American national, state and local governments. Emphasis is placed on the development of democratic institutions through historical and contemporary studies. Students have the opportunity to learn what has shaped the United States Constitution, its amendments, and the operation of one’s role in a democratic government.

POLI 1H; Honors American Government

3 units:lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 110

Honors American Government uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course covers the structure and functions of the American national government including consideration of state and local governments. Emphasis is placed on the development of democratic institutions through historical and contemporary studies. This course may be used to meet Social Science Area D in the General education pattern for transfer to California State University system.

POLI 2: Comparative Governments

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 130

Political Science 2 explores the government and politics of some of the major world powers as well as developing nations. Structures, functions and policies are compared with each other and with the U.S. government with particular consideration of contemporary world problems. Political Science 2 may be used to meet Social Science Series I or II requirements in the General Education pattern for transfer to the California State University system.

POLI 3: Introduction to Political Science

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 150

Political Science 003 is an introduction to political theory. The course analyzes the ideological origins of nation-states from direct democracy to totalitarian forms of government. Political Science 3 may be used to meet Social Science Series I or II requirements in the General Education pattern for transfer to the California State University system.

POLI 3H: Honors Introduction to Political Science

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 150

Honors Introduction to Political Science uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is an introduction to political theory analyzing the ideological origins of nation-states from direct democracy to totalitarian forms of government. This course may be used to meet Social Science Area D requirements in the General Education pattern for transfer to the California State University System.

POLI 4: International Relations

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

C-ID POLS 140

Political Science 004 is a survey of the ways and means by which the contemporary international scene has developed. Topics such as nationalism, imperialism, war, the world economy, the environment and developing nations are covered as students have the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the political, social and economic relationships among nation-states. Particular emphasis is given to the foreign policies of the U.S. and its relationship to foreign powers.

Last Updated 1/30/19