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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. 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.

1607 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 252 Schultz C K
Above section 1607 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.

1608 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 153 Woods V

1609 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 153 Woods V

1610 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 156 Monteiro N
Above section 1610 will focus on women in politics.

1611 2:45p-4:50p MTWTh HSS 151 Shrode R J

1612 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Gorgie F J
Above section 1612 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1613 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Buckley A D
Above section 1613 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1614 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Tahvildaranjess R A
Above section 1614 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1615 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Tahvildaranjess R A
Above section 1615 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1616 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Gorgie F J
Above section 1616 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4073 6:30p-9:40p MW HSS 151 Kurvink S J
Above section 4073 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

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. 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).

1617 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 263 Bordenkircher E

1618 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Buckley A D
Above section 1618 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

POL SC 7, International Politics 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: POLS 140.IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1619 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 156 Monteiro N

1620 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Berman Dianne R
Above section 1620 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1621 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Berman Dianne R
Above section 1621 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

POL SC 31, Introduction to Public Policy 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1623 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Gabler C L
Above section 1623 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1624 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Gabler C L
Above section 1624 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. 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.

1625 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 154 Oifer E R
Above section 1625 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.

POL SC 95, Public Policy – Experiential Learning 2 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite/Corequisite: Political Science 31. 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.

1626 Arrange-6 Hours Tahvildaranjess R A

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