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Political Science

POL SC 1, National and California Government    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: POLS 110.

IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences)   •   + satisfies CSU Constitution and 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. Students will use course concepts to situate themselves as citizens and political agents.

3126   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 165   Tahvildaranjess R A

3127   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 252   Schultz C K

Above section 3127 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3128   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 252   Schultz C K

Above section 3128 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3129   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 11   Woods V

NEW   3393   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 104   Bordenkircher E

3130   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 165   Tahvildaranjess R A

3131   9:30a-12:35p F   HSS 165   Buckley A D

3132   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 254   Woods V

3133   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 165   Tahvildaranjess R A

3134   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 254   Woods V

3135   2:20p-3:45p TTh   SMHS   Shrode R
Above section 3135 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

3136   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 151   Kurvink S J

3137   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D
Above section 3137 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3138   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D
Above section 3138 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3139   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tahvildaranjess R A
Above section 3139 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3140   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gorgie F J
Above section 3140 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3141   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gorgie F J
Above section 3141 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4409   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 152   Antoine E R

NEW   3406   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gorgie F J
Above section 3406 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

POL SC 2, Comparative Government and Politics    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: POLS 130.

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

This course surveys the scope and methods of comparative political analysis. It examines democratic, authoritarian, and transitional political systems to illustrate the central theories and ideas in comparative politics. It compares the political structures, processes, and cultures of countries at different levels of economic and social development in several world regions (e.g. Central and Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central, South and East Asia, and Western and Central Europe).

3142   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 263   Berman Dianne R

3143   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 151   Gabler C L

3144   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 155   Berman Dianne R

Above section 3144 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3145   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D
Above section 3145 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3146   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D
Above section 3146 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3147   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gabler C L
Above section 3147 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3148   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gabler C L
Above section 3148 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

POL SC 5, International Political Economy: Introduction to Global Studies    3 units

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

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the fields of Global Studies and International Political Economy. Students will analyze critically the role of national governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational corporations, in regard to phenomena such as, international markets and production regimes, monetary and trade policy, international and global conflict, and environmental degradation. Contending theoretical and ideological perspectives regarding international systems, processes, and trends will be applied and evaluated.

Political Science 5 is the same course as Economics 5 and Global Studies 5. Students may earn credit for one course.

3149   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 155   Berman Dianne R

3150   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 263   Rabach E R

3151   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 263   Rabach E R

POL SC 7, International Politics    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: POLS 140.

IGETC AREA 4 (Social and 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.

3152   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 263   Berman Dianne R

3153   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D
Above section 3153 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3154   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Buckley A D
Above section 3154 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3155   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Berman Dianne R
Above section 3155 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

POL SC 10, Government Internships    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Approved internship must be arranged prior to enrollment.

This course is designed to afford student interns the opportunity to earn academic credit for their public service intern experience. The practical experience will include observation of and actual participation in the work of a national, state, or local legislative or executive government agency. Formal academic credit is required by most of the government agencies and officials as a condition of their participation in our internship program. Academic credit is based on a written report or research paper relating to the internship experience of the student and an oral examination.

3156   Arrange-12 Hours    HSS 357   Buckley A D

POL SC 21, Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Difference    3 units

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

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

The social construction of race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in American society and their relationship to local, state, and national government is covered. Of particular concern are problems of assimilation and integration into the political system, the politics of exclusion, discrimination, voting behavior and pressure group politics, ideology, resistance and political action, the social construction of race and racism, the poor and the culture of poverty, political problems of the aged, the young, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. This course satisfies the SMC requirement for American Cultures.

3157   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 151   Greene S A

3158   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 151   Greene S A

POL SC 24, Introduction to Law    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is an introduction to the legal concepts and contemporary legal conflicts in the United States, including the philosophical and historical basis for resolution of conflict. Historical and contemporary conflicts in the areas of civil liberties and civil rights, as well as other current legal conflicts and controversies are addressed. This course satisfies a requirement for the Law Pathway program.

3159   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 151   Gabler C L

POL SC 31, Introduction to Public Policy    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (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.

3160   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 152   Davis Sh L

3161   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gabler C L
Above section 3161 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3162   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gabler C L
Above section 3162 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

POL SC 51, Political Philosophy    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: POLS 120.

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

This inter-disciplinary course in philosophy and political science examines fundamental ideas about politics in the writings of major Western thinkers from Plato to Marx. Students will situate themselves as citizens and political agents.

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

3163   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 154   Oifer E R

Above section 3163 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information. Above section 3163 will provide foundations in ecological literacy and help prepare students to live more sustainably.

3164   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 154   Oifer E R
Above section 3164 will provide foundations in ecological literacy and help prepare students to live more sustainably.

4410   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 151   Kurvink S J

POL SC 52, Contemporary Political Thought    3 units

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

This interdisciplinary course in philosophy and political science examines arguments and discourses developed within contemporary political thought. How those discourses critique and/or are rooted in modern ideologies, such as liberalism and socialism will be considered. The theoretical perspectives presented in the course will be used to critically examine important issues in contemporary politics. Students will situate themselves as citizens and political agents in relation to those issues.

Political Science 52 is the same course as Philosophy 52. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

3165   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 154   Oifer E R
Special Topic: American Political Though.

4411   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 151   Kurvink S J

POL SC 88A, Independent Studies in Political Science    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Independent study is intended for advanced students interested in doing independent research on special study topics. To be eligible, a student must demonstrate to the department chairperson the competence to do independent study. To apply for Independent Studies, the student is required, in a petition that may be obtained from the department chair, to state objectives to be achieved, activities and procedures to accomplish the study project, and the means by which the supervising instructor may assess accomplishment. Please see discipline listing for details. A maximum of six units of independent studies is allowed. Granting of UC transfer credit for an Independent Studies course is contingent upon an evaluation of the course outline by a UC campus.

3166   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 354   Schultz C K

POL SC 88B, Independent Studies in Political Science    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Independent study is intended for advanced students interested in doing independent research on special study topics. To be eligible, a student must demonstrate to the department chairperson the competence to do independent study. To apply for Independent Studies, the student is required, in a petition that may be obtained from the department chair, to state objectives to be achieved, activities and procedures to accomplish the study project, and the means by which the supervising instructor may assess accomplishment. Please see discipline listing for details. A maximum of six units of independent studies is allowed. Granting of UC transfer credit for an Independent Studies course is contingent upon an evaluation of the course outline by a UC campus.

3167   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

POL SC 95, Public Policy – Experiential Learning    2 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite/Corequisite: Political Science 31.   •   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 the focus of his/her particular agency, 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.

3168   Arrange-2 Hours        Tahvildaranjess R A

   12:00p-1:30p F   HSS 361   Tahvildaranjess R A
Above section 3168 will meet on three Fridays only: Feb 17, Apr 7, and Jun 2, 2017.

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