Fall 2017 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; CSU Area F2; CSU Area F3; 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN WIN 255         13937 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN WIN 255         14253 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BSS 114         14598 Textbook
 

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Morales            Elk Grove EGA 205        15151 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC B.Chan               Elk Grove EGA 211        15152 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC E.Huffman            Elk Grove EGA 206        15200 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC A.Hanson             Elk Grove EGA 205        15366 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 BSS 129         14666 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN Online          14525 Textbook
 Online class. Orientation: Saturday, August 19, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., LRC-202
All students are required to attend the mandatory on-campus orientation and provide proof of identity. Students who fail to attend the orientation will be dropped from the class. For more information, e-mail Professor Huffman at huffmae@crc.losrios.edu. The course Web site can be found at http://elearning.losrios.edu. For additional online course information go to https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/DE.

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Neach              CRC MAIN Online          14288 Textbook
 Online class. Orientation: Saturday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., LRC-202
All students are required to attend the mandatory on-campus orientation and provide proof of identity. Students who fail to attend the orientation will be dropped from the class. For more information, e-mail Professor Huffman at huffmae@crc.losrios.edu. The course Web site can be found at http://elearning.losrios.edu. For additional online course information go to https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/DE.


POLS 304    Introduction to Government: California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the essential organization, institutions, and processes of California state and local government. It fulfills the California State University requirement for state and local government, but not the requirement for the U.S. Constitution.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Carpenter          CRC MAIN BSS 129         19253 
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POLS 310    Introduction to International Relations    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(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BSS 119         14667 
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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 D8; IGETC Area 4H
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 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BSS 114         14668 
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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 19-Dec 14
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BSS 119         19254 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: September 21, 2017