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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.

1637   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 206   Schultz C K

Above section 1637 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1638   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   MC 11   Woods V

1639   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 11   Woods V

1640   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 151   Greene S A

1641   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   HSS 151   Greene S A

1642   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gorgie F J

Above section 1642 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1643   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tahvildaranjess R A

Above section 1643 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1644   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tahvildaranjess R A

Above section 1644 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1645   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gorgie F J

Above section 1645 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15, and 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. • 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.

1647   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D

Above section 1647 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1648   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D

Above section 1648 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15, 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.

1651   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Berman Dianne R

Above section 1651 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1652   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Berman Dianne R

Above section 1652 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.

1653   Arrange-18 Hours    HSS    Buckley A D

POL SC 31, Introduction to Public Policy    3 units

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

This course is an introduction to public policy. The course covers core topics in American public policy and focuses on institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models. In addition, the course covers the nature and practice of policy analysis in order to demonstrate how to employ evaluative criteria in substantive policy areas.

1655   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gabler C L

Above section 1655 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1656   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gabler C L

Above section 1656 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.

1657   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 154   Oifer E R

Above section 1657 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

POL SC 95, Public Policy – Experiential Learning    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Political Science 31. May be taken concurrently. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course builds upon the content of Political Science 31, Introduction to Public Policy, to provide the student with field experience in the discipline. This course addresses the theoretical underpinnings of democratic civic engagement and is a practicum in public policy in a local setting. In this hands-on course, the student will engage in experiential learning through various governmental and nongovernmental agencies which have a role in developing and/or implementing public policy. The student will develop a reading list, customized to his/her particular agency’s focus and complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work with that agency. The course exposes the student to organized, meaningful public policy research and implementation in substantive policy arenas and will be supervised in his/her off-campus experiential learning project pertaining to the development of public policy.

This course is graded on a P/NP basis only.

1660   Arrange-6 Hours        Tahvildaranjess R A

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