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The following Political Science courses are offered:

POLS 301
Introduction to Government: United States    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better;
or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D;
CSU Area F2; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to political science, American government and politics and is structured to promote political and analytical understanding and thinking regarding American politics and government. Areas of concentration include principles, institutions, problems, processes, theory, philosophy, and ideology. (C-ID POLS 110)

POLS 302

Introduction to Government: Foreign    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a comparative study and analysis of political systems, ideologies, institutions, policies, cultures, histories, and the development of selected foreign governments. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of both cultural and social dimensions of political behavior and attitudes on the structures and functions of government. Typical nation-states cases will be inclusive of all geographical regions. Instruction will also cover the phenomenon of globalization and its effect on the nation-states examined throughout the course. (C-ID POLS 130)

POLS 310

Introduction to International Relations     3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Completion of ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300 is advised.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D;
IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to international relations and a survey of the nation-state system, techniques of interaction, the issue of war, nationalism, power alignments, international actors, transnational movements, diplomacy, political economy, and perceptions in world politics. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the processes associated with globalization and the impact such processes have upon the conduct of international relations. (C-ID POLS 140)

POLS 320

Introduction to Political Theory    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This survey course examines the ideas that have shaped political thought. Concepts and principles such as the individual, community, liberty, equality, justice, natural law and civil society as developed in the works of the major Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern political philosophers will be analyzed. (C-ID POLS 120)

POLS 495

Independent Studies in Political Science    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

POLS 499

Experimental Offering in Political Science    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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