Fall 2011 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 20-Dec 15
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          17904 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          19732 Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          18776 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 114          20178 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          18922 Textbook
 

TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC R.Royer              Elk Grove COHS L3        29211 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Learning Center located at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 9850 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 129          20530 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN LRC 105         20532 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          20534 
Textbook


POLS 311    International Political Economy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN LRC 104         20536 
Textbook


POLS 313    Latin America    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 Latin America. It covers the region in the pre-Columbian era, its history as part of the Spanish Empire, the independence movements of the nineteenth century and the modern day existence of each nation state in the area to the twenty-first 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 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 but are not limited to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. 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 20-Dec 15
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          28480 
Textbook

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011