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Political Science

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.

1139   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 165   Tahvildaranjess R A

1204   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 256   Schultz C K

Above section 1204 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1137   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 154   Woods V

1138   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D

Above section 1138 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1281   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 263   Kurvink S J

POL SC 2, Comparative Government and Politics   3 units

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

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.

1140   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D

Above section 1140 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1141   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 154   Oifer E R

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