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POL SC 1, National and California Government    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) + satisfies CSU Constitution & American Ideals graduation requirement • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys and analyzes the principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments.

1517   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 155   Schultz C K

Above section 1517 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1518   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 151   Woods V

1519   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 151   Woods V

1520   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 151   Lawson Br L

1521   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   HSS 151   Lawson Br L

1522   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Berman Dianne R

Above section 1522 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1523   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tahvildaranjess R A

Above section 1523 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1524   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tahvildaranjess R A

Above section 1524 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

POL SC 2, Comparative Government and Politics   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies and Communist and Third World political systems. Emphasis is placed on the institutional structure, political processes, and political cultures of these countries.

1525   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 152   Gabler C L

1526   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 152   Gabler C L

1527   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D

Above section 1527 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

POL SC 7, International Politics   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course examines the structure and operation of the international system. Emphasis is placed on the nature and sources of conflict and cooperation and issues of war and peace among states in the international system.

1528   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 252   Gorgie F J

1529   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 252   Gorgie F J

1530   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D

Above section 1530 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1531   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Berman Dianne R

Above section 1531 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

POL SC 10, Government Internships    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Advisory: Consultation with the instructor is recommended. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Approved internship must be arranged prior to enrollment.

Students will relate their academic experience to local, state, or national governments by working in a governmental agency for a summer or semester. Academic credit is based on a written report or research paper relating the student’s internship experience and an oral examination. Enrollment must be concurrent with an approved internship assignment.

1532   Arrange-18 Hours     135L   Buckley A D

POL SC 51, Political Philosophy   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) or Area 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This inter-disciplinary course in philosophy and political science examines fundamental ideas about the nature of man, politics, and the state, in the writings of thinkers from Plato through Marx.

Political Science 51 is the same course as Philosophy 51. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

1533   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 156   Oifer E R

Above section 1533 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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