Spring 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, Mar 17-May 16
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

T06:00PM-07:35PMLECR.HerzogOff Campus Natomas N20311946Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa08:00AM-12:20PMLECR.HerzogOff Campus Natomas N10211946Textbook
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 13-May 16

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10711213Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.JeydelARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710095Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710925Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.JeydelARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610386Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610924Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

T10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612554Textbook
TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 12554Textbook
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 (i.e., Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

Th10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612716Textbook
TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 12716Textbook
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 (i.e., Canvas). Stable and reliable internet access is required.

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECJ.VitaichARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610096Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612556Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECA.JeydelARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610837Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECA.JeydelARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710097Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECB.ChanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10712555Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECP.DaviesARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710098Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

M06:00PM-09:15PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610099Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW05:00PM-06:20PMLECR.BrittonOff Campus Natomas N10111242Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh09:30AM-10:50AMLECJ.VitaichOff Campus Natomas N20111241Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

T06:30PM-09:40PMLECK.BaxterOff Campus Natomas N10111450Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.CollihanARC MAIN Online 10926Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECK.CollihanARC MAIN Online 10776Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECT.TabaresARC MAIN Online 12557Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECT.TabaresARC MAIN Online 10965Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 13602Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. 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 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.JeydelARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710927Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, 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. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 480. (C-ID POLS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710100Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, 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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611028Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


POLS 480    Introduction to International Relations - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or 480
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines global issues as they relate to theories of international relations, the nation-state system, the role of state and non-state actors, globalization, armed conflict and its causes, international law and conflict resolution, and international political economy. Emphasis is placed on the comparison of global perspectives among developed and developing nations. This seminar-style honors course approaches the topical material through class discussion which encourages problem-solving techniques focusing on current international relations issues. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 310. (C-ID POLS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10719424Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


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 13-May 16

TBATBALABT.Tabares TBA TBA12518Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017