Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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POLS 301    Introduction to Government: United States    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D8; CSU Area F2; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course analyzes the U.S. government's historic origins, philosophical and theoretical justification, federal structure, and constitutional structures. The course studies the rights and liberties of individuals as articulated in the U.S. Constitution and federal court decisions. Further, it examines and describes the procedural aspects of the U.S. and California political systems including amending the U.S. and California constitutions, holding elections, campaigning, legislating, executing and adjudicating law. The course examines individual and group political behavior in voting, interest groups, political parties, and the media. It provides an analysis of contemporary problems and issues and looks at factors that shape politics and policy-making including diversity, political culture, political socialization, political ideologies, and public opinion. Finally, it also describes California state and local governments' constitutional base, structures and functions, political process, problems and issues, and federal-state relations. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 481. (C-ID POLS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Oct 20-Dec 15
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa08:00AM-12:20PMLECR.HerzogOff Campus Natomas N20112152Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
T06:00PM-07:35PMLECR.HerzogOff Campus Natomas N20112152Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on one week night AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECB.ChanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612804Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.BrittonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10620701Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710091Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECB.ChanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610452Textbook
F09:00AM-12:10PMLECG.LiconARC MAIN DaviesHall 10712718Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.BrittonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10711106Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.VitaichARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611285Textbook
W12:00PM-01:20PMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11410089Textbook
TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 10089Textbook
Online & In-class
For this section, only half of the instruction will take place in the classroom; the remainder of the instruction will take place through the use of the internet and course management system (Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611301Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610998Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10711875Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECM.ValleARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611673Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610092Textbook
CECA (California Early College Academy)
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLECJ.VitaichOff Campus Natomas N10111067Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.
The above class is part of the CECA (California Early College Academy) program which is a continuing cohort. For further information, call (916) 485-6000.

TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.VitaichOff Campus Natomas N10111062Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

M06:30PM-09:45PMLECK.BaxterOff Campus Natomas N10112426Textbook
TBATBALECT.TabaresARC MAIN Online 11190Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECT.TabaresARC MAIN Online 12338Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECK.CollihanARC MAIN Online 12806Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECK.CollihanARC MAIN Online 11886Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 11261Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 12805Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECK.BaxterARC MAIN Online 21308Textbook

POLS 302    Introduction to Government: Foreign    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a comparative study and analysis of political systems, ideologies, institutions, policies, cultures, histories, and the development of selected foreign governments. Special emphasis is placed on the cultural and social dimensions of political behavior and attitudes in connection with governmental and political practices typical of particular geographical regions. Coverage includes an examination of selected developed and lesser developed nation-states from a global perspective. (C-ID POLS 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECT.TabaresARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611107Textbook

POLS 304    Introduction to Government: California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D8; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the essential organization, institutions, and processes of California state and local government. It fulfills the California State University requirement for state and local government, but not the requirement for the U.S. Constitution.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECT.TabaresARC MAIN DaviesHall 20319146Textbook

POLS 310    Introduction to International Relations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the academic field of International Relations. It surveys global issues as they relate to theories of international relations, the nation-state system, the role of state and nonstate actors, globalization, armed conflict and its causes, international law and conflict resolution, and international political economy. Special emphasis is placed on comparing global perspectives among developed and developing nations. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 480. (C-ID POLS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710093Textbook

POLS 330    Constitutional Rights    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of American constitutional rights and civil liberties. Emphasis is placed on analysis of U.S. Supreme Court decisions and related materials dealing with issues arising under the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612414Textbook

POLS 481    Introduction to Government: United States - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a) (effective Summer 2012); CSU Area D8; CSU Area F2; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course analyzes the U.S. government's historic origins, philosophical and theoretical justification, constitutional structures and how these institutions work. It examines and describes the procedural aspects of the political system including holding elections, campaigning, voting, lobbying, legislating, executing and adjudicating law. It provides an analysis of contemporary problems and issues. It also describes California state and local governments' constitutional base, structures and functions, political process, problems and issues. Conducted in a seminar format, this course emphasizes participatory classroom styles of learning and the material used is more substantial and sophisticated. In addition, there are extensive research projects on American institutions, political processes, and political behavior designed to challenge and motivate. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 301.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11619491Textbook

POLS 495    Independent Studies in Political Science    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABT.Tabares TBA TBA20502Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 9, 2018