Fall 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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POLS 301    Introduction to Government: United States    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: An introduction to Political Science, American government and politics. Structured to promote political and analytical understanding and thinking regarding American politics and government. Areas of concentration include principles, institutions, problems, processes, theory, philosophy, and ideology. Satisfies the State requirement regarding the Constitution, American Institutions, and State and Local Government.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          18488 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          20556 Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          19420 Textbook
 

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 114          21176 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          19590 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 129          30327 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN LRC 105         30328 Textbook


POLS 310    Introduction to International Relations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introduction to international relations and a survey of the nation-state system, techniques of interaction, the issue of war, nationalism, power alignments, international actors, transnational movements, diplomacy, political economy, and perceptions in world politics. Particular emphasis is placed on an analysis of the world outlook of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the United States, the major Western Allies, China, and the Lesser Developed World.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          30329 
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POLS 311    International Political Economy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the major theories, institutions and issues in international political economy. International political economy examines the interaction between politics and economics on a global scale; in particular, how political forces influence markets, and how market forces influence politics. In this course of study, students will examine the major theoretical perspectives on political economy, such as mercantilism, liberalism, Marxism and statism. Students are then introduced to the major components of the international economy: multilateral trade, domestic trade policy, international finance and currency policy. Last, this course focuses on several major issues in international political economy. Examples might include the gap between the developed and developing world, the globalized economy, the role of transnational corporations, the political economies of oil, migration, food, or the environment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN P 47B           30330 
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POLS 312    Politics of the Middle East    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Area Studies courses cover the government and politics of selected nations within a distinct geopolitical area of the world in order to gain understanding of the institutions and dynamics of the area. This Area Studies survey course is designed to give students an understanding of the Middle East. It covers the region in biblical times, its history as part of the Ottoman Empire, its independence and inclusion in the Mandate system and its modern day existence through the twentieth century. The impact of religion, colonialism, the natural resource situation, socio-economics, ideology, conflict and resolution and foreign and domestic policies will be examined in the region on a country-by-country basis. The Palestinian Question, from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives will also be analyzed. The course includes an examination of dominant political institutions, actors, processes and belief systems within the context of political culture and history and an analysis of area political economy and foreign policy in the environment of global interdependence. Countries to be covered include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. The course concludes with a summation of the region as it stands today and an assessment of where it is likely to go in the near future.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          30331 
Textbook

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 18, 2010