2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLSCI 1
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN GOVT 2 CSU General Education Requirement: D8
Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Political Science 1 is an introductory study of American government at the national, state and local level. Included are the institutions, processes and policies of the United States and of California. This course satisfies, in part, the American history and institutions requirements for CSU. (AA, CSU, UC)

POLSCI 2
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CSU General Education requirement: D8Prerequisite:  ENG 51A or equivalent

Political Science 2 is the study of the government and politics of Great Britain, France, Germany, and the former Soviet Union, compared with each other and with that of the United States, with emphasis on contemporary problems. (AA, CSU, UC)

POLSCI 30/60
POLITICAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL COURSES(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject. These courses may be taken for CR/NC. (AA,CSU)

POLSCI 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY(1-2)

Class Hours: 54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Political Science 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA,CSU)

POLSCI 51
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

Political Science 51 is the study of the role of the citizen in political action at local, state and national levels of government. Stress is given to the influence of this role in American history. The course is not open to those with credit in Political Science 1. (AA)

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