Spring 2019 Class Schedule (ARC)



Back to Previous Page

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: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611092Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.BrittonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710089Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710832Textbook
M10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610357Textbook
TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 10357Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

F09:00AM-12:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 10713664Textbook
W10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612254Textbook
TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 12254Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610090Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECJ.VitaichARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612256Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECT.SukkaryARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610753Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.VitaichARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710091Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECB.ChanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11620685Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECB.ChanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11612255Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECR.BrittonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710092Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECM.ValleARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610093Textbook
TTh09:30AM-10:50AMLECT.SukkaryOff Campus Natomas N20111115Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

T06:30PM-09:35PMLECK.BaxterOff Campus Natomas N10111295Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.CollihanARC MAIN Online 10833Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECK.CollihanARC MAIN Online 10697Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECT.TabaresARC MAIN Online 12257Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECT.TabaresARC MAIN Online 10870Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 12899Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECC.UnmackARC MAIN Online 13558Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 19-May 22

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECT.TabaresARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610834Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10710094Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.UnmackARC MAIN DaviesHall 11610928TextbookFree Digital Book

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 19-May 22

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.CollihanARC MAIN DaviesHall 10713041Textbook

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 19-May 22

TBATBALABT.Tabares TBA TBA12222Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018