Spring 2017 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 - Second, Mar 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Chan               ARC MAIN Online          20612 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 18-May 17
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
W         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC R.Herzog             Off Campus Natomas N203  12108 Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa        08:00AM-12:20PM LEC R.Herzog             Off Campus Natomas N102  12108 Textbook
The above 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 (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10100 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  11311 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 107  10101 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  10997 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 DaviesHall 116  10413 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Britton            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10996 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12785 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN Online          12785 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

Th        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12973 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN Online          12973 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Tabares            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10102 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  12787 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.Tabares            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10903 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC B.Chan               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10103 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 107  12786 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

W         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  19342 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN Online          19342 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC P.Davies             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10104 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC T.Sukkary            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10105 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  11344 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC J.Vitaich            Off Campus Natomas N201  11343 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  11576 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          10998 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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 K.Collihan           ARC MAIN Online          10833 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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          12788 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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          11039 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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: 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  10999 
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 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Collihan           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10106 
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 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Unmack             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11108 
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: 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 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 are presented with an emphasis on the practical aspects, theory behind the law, and on the law as a reflection of society through analysis of selected cases and reading materials. Areas studied include the U.S. Constitution, the court system and legal process, the legal profession and requirements for eligibility to become a lawyer, along with the laws of administrative agencies, crimes, torts, contracts, family, landlord-tenant relationships, employment, and probate/estate planning. This course is not open to students who have completed BUS 345.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  13036 
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 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jeydel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  11799 
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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Collihan            TBA TBA                 12740 
Textbook

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017