Fall 2013 Class Schedule (CRC)



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POLS 301    Introduction to Government: United States    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process for eligibility for ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
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 24-Dec 19
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN CAC 204         13653 
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F         10:45AM-01:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          14398 Textbook
 

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 114          14033 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 114          14541 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 119          14076 Textbook
 

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Royer              Elk Grove EGA 206        14792 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC M.Morales            Elk Grove EGA 206        18898 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN LRC 105         14641 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 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          14642 
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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 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN CAC 204         14643 
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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 24-Dec 19
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          19421 
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POLS 324    Revolutions & Ideologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course seeks to study ideologies and revolutions. Revolutions herald change in political systems. They can be based on ideologies or economic, religious or other differences.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 129          19542 
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POLS 495    Independent Studies in Political Science    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Morales             TBA TBA                 20349 
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3 Unit Lab.

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 13, 2013