Fall 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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POLS 301    Introduction to Government: United States    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
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: In this course, students will examine principles and problems of government, the political process, and democracy as practiced in the United States. This course fulfills federal, state, and local government requirements.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
MW        06:00PM-09:15PM LEC C.Moore              SCC MAIN RHN 264         24002 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         27054 Textbook
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         22920 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         22922 Textbook
On-Campus

Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Yapundich          SCC MAIN RHS 269         29751 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 29751 - as of 07/18/11
On-Campus

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         22924 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         25880 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         22926 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN LIH 101         22928 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         22930 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC R.Royer              Davis Cntr Davis 150     25184 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC S.Harada             Davis Cntr Davis 102     29859 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 29859 - as of 07/18/11
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

M         05:30PM-08:40PM LEC D.Yapundich          West Sac WSC 114         28108 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          26090 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA. For more information students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/xiaoa

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN Online          27566 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 22, 2011, from 4:30pm - 5:50pm in RHS 269. For more information students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/tedlad

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          27986 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA. For more information students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/xiaoa



POLS 302    Introduction to Government: Foreign    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ESLW 320 with a "C" grade or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The political systems of selected nations such as Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Peoples' Republic of China, India, South Africa, and Cuba are analyzed. The course will also compare the formation of language, culture, religion, political institutions, the role of political culture, political parties, and public policy.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         22932 
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On-Campus



POLS 304    Introduction to Government: California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D8; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the essential organization, institutions, and processes of California state and local government. The state's diversity will be a key theme in explaining California's political history, participation, and policies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN RHN 228         26440 
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On-Campus



POLS 310    Introduction to International Relations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will examine the problems, motivating forces, and techniques of conflict resolution among actors within the global nation-state system. Particular emphasis is placed on comparing perspectives among developed and underdeveloped nations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN RHN 228         25188 
Textbook
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN Online          27988 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA. For more information students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/frankp



POLS 313    Latin America    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
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 provide understanding of the institutions and dynamics of the area. This Area Studies survey course is designed to give students an understanding of past and contemporary Latin American politics. The impact of language, culture, religion, colonialism, neo colonialism, free market, ideology, revolutionary movements, conflict, and resolution, rise of populist leadership, indigenous politics, 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 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 Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, 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
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         26442 
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On-Campus



POLS 322    Political Ideologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, comparative, conceptual, and historical analysis of competing ideological approaches to government will be covered. Emphasis will be on the theories, values, and assumptions that make up a political ideology and the effect of such theories on a political system.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         26450 
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On-Campus



POLS 340    Women in Politics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D4; CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will be provided a critical analysis of contemporary women's issues in American politics, with particular emphasis on current problems facing women political figures. Students will identify early American women's movements. Students will analyze the role and impact of political groups, cultural attitudes and traditions, and self-perceptions affecting women's political rights in America. Students will understand the struggle between women and public policy concerning employment, educational, familial, and reproductive issues. Students will critique current studies of women in American politics, including political ambition, familial issues, and gender gap and determine future goals of women's rights movements and women political figures in America.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC S.Harada             SCC MAIN RHN 228         28282 
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On-Campus



POLS 481    Introduction to Government: United States - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D8; CSU Area F2; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4H
Enrollment Limitation: Eligibility for admission to the Honors Program.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course students will examine principles and problems of government, the political process, and democracy as practiced in the United States. The class is conducted in a seminar format and requires a higher level of student academic engagement of course preparation with at least four texts and readers. This honors section uses an intensive instructional methodology with extensive research projects on American institutions designed to challenge motivated students.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN RHN 228         27056 
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On-Campus



Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 20, 2011