Spring 2015 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. (C-ID POLS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Davies             Off Campus McClellan 022 19195 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        01:30PM-04:40PM LEC R.Herzog             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  13259 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Britton            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 12530 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 21-May 20
W         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC R.Herzog             Off Campus Natomas N102  13671 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-12:20PM LEC R.Herzog             Off Campus Natomas N102  13671 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort 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) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10998 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  12493 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10999 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  20013 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  12079 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        11355 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

F         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC J.Vitaich            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11974 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  12078 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12137 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  11000 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Sukkary            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  20015 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11973 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11001 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.Tabares            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11002 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  20014 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

Th        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Sukkary            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12678 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC R.Herzog             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11004 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

M         06:00PM-09:25PM LEC M.Valle              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11005 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        05:00PM-06:20PM LEC J.Vitaich            Off Campus Natomas N101  12531 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         06:30PM-09:40PM LEC K.Baxter             Off Campus Natomas N101  12857 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC T.Tabares            ARC MAIN Online          12080 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC T.Tabares            ARC MAIN Online          11880 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC T.Tabares            ARC MAIN Online          20016 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


POLS 302    Introduction to Government: Foreign    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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12081 
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 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. (C-ID POLS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11006 
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: 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 survey of the ideas that have shaped Western political development, covering important thinkers from the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Topics include theories of just and unjust societies, social contract theory, justifications for government authority, and the rights of citizens versus the responsibilities of citizenship. (C-ID POLS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12213 
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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    12255 
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 17-May 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  13193 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Jeydel              TBA TBA                 19859 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015