Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN WIN 252         13994 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 114          13995 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 128          15118 Textbook
 

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Morales            Elk Grove EGA 205        15452 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC M.Morales            Elk Grove EGA 205        15453 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC E.Huffman            Elk Grove EGA 206        15454 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC E.Huffman            Elk Grove EGA 206        19193 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 129          13996 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 129          14679 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN Online          14974 Textbook
Online class.
Orientation: Saturday, January 16, 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.


POLS 302    Introduction to Government: Foreign    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 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 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          13997 
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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, Jan 16-May 18
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Morales            CRC MAIN BS 119          20186 
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POLS 320    Introduction to Political Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will examine theoretical approaches to politics and ways of thinking about politics, covering important thinkers and topics during the ancient, medieval, and modern periods.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN BS 114          14847 
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POLS 380    Introduction to Research Design and Methodology    3 Units

Prerequisite: POLS 301, 302, or 310 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the political science research process. The course will address research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis and contemporary methodologies. (C-ID POLS 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Huffman            CRC MAIN LRC 202         19822 
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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 ; 162 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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Morales             TBA TBA                 21190 
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3.0 Units, 162 lab hours, Instructor Consent

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: July 5, 2016