Spring 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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POLS 301    Introduction to Government: United States    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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, 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.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 14-Feb 22
TTh       05:30PM-09:45PM LEC D.DeAlba             ARC MAIN Raef 161        20477 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
TTh       09:00AM-12:10PM LEC J.Vitaich            Off Campus McClellan 218 20315 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
MW        01:30PM-04:40PM LEC J.Vitaich            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  21339 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC C.Villavicencio      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10142 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Britton            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A116 12367 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC J.Vitaich            Off Campus McClellan 022 20406 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC K.Moen               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10141 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC T.Tabares            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12324 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10143 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11712 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN Raef 161        10599 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

F         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC K.Moen               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11514 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11711 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Tabares            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11799 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10144 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC T.Sukkary            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11513 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Davies             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10145 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC T.Sukkary            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10146 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

Th        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Wenter             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12614 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC P.Davies             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  10148 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

M         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC K.Baxter             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10149 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Britton            Off Campus Natomas N101  12366 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Baxter             Off Campus Natomas/Ik C204 13187 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN Online          11713 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN Online          11367 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN Online          12517 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN Online          10147 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 18-Mar 12
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC C.Villavicencio      Off Campus McClellan 218 13056 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-12:15PM LEC C.Villavicencio      Off Campus McClellan 218 13056 Textbook
This course is part of ACE (Accelerated College Education) program for working adults. This course meets on Wednesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 570-5044.


POLS 302    Introduction to Government: Foreign    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 comparatively examines the political systems of selected Western European, Eastern European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Latin American countries. Emphasis is on the formation of political institutions, political culture, citizen and interest participation, political parties, and bureaucratic public policy roles.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11714 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


POLS 310    Introduction to International Relations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 survey of the international political system. The focus will be on global issues as they relate to the nation-state system, the role of non-state actors, Global North and Global South relations, globalization, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, armed conflict and its causes, regional and hemispheric relations, and international political economy.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10151 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


POLS 320    Introduction to Political Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116, ENGWR 102, ENGWR 103, ESLR 320, or ESLW 320; or placement through the assessment process.
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 survey of the ideas that have shaped Western political development, covering important thinkers from the ancient, medieval and modern periods. Topics covered may include theories of just and unjust societies, social contract theory, justifications for government authority, and the rights of citizens versus the responsibilities of citizenship.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11901 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


POLS 332    Law and Society    3 Units

Same As: BUS 345
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 an introduction to the Anglo-American Common Law System with emphasis upon the nature and purpose of law. The evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment, and the basic organization and functioning of the American judicial system will be presented from a theoretical rather than a practical view point through analysis of selected cases and reading materials. This course is not open to students who have completed BUS 345.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 11625 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 129          11965 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  20678 
Textbook

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012