Fall 2012 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: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         17933 
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TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16165 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16166 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Yapundich          SCC MAIN RHS 269         18619 Textbook
On-Campus

Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC R.Royer              SCC MAIN BUS 225         18292 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN RHN 228         19392 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16168 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN LIH 101         16169 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         16170 Textbook
T         04:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         19393 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         19394 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         19395 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Yapundich          SCC MAIN PAC 105         20115 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC S.Harada             Davis Cntr Davis 214     18690 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC C.Moore              Davis Cntr Davis 214     17157 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          17555 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 A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          18243 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 101 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16171 
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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 UC/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 25-Dec 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 202         17703 
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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 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 202         17158 
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On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN Online          18244 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 312    Politics of the Middle East    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the government and politics of selected nations within the the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in order to provide an understanding of the institutions and dynamics of the area as a whole. It covers the region's history through the Ottoman Empire, colonialism, independence and the modern-day challenges of economic globalization and foreign intervention. The impact of economics, colonialism, struggles over natural resources, religious movements, social and cultural struggles, and ideology will be examined in the region on a country-by-country and regional basis. The question of Palestine and the Palestine-Israel conflict will be closely examined as a core issue in the politics of the region. The course includes an examination of dominant political institutions, actors, processes and grassroots movements within the context of political culture and history and an analysis of area political economy and foreign policy in an environment of global interdependence. Countries to be covered include, but are not limited to, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. In this course, students will be introduced to the comparative politics of the Middle East and North Africa with a heavy emphasis on the political and economic roots of contemporary events.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Sukkary            SCC MAIN RHN 267         19744 
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On-Campus


POLS 313    Latin America    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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 25-Dec 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         17704 
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On-Campus


POLS 322    Political Ideologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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 25-Dec 20
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHN 228         17705 
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On-Campus


POLS 340    Women in Politics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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 womens' issues in American politics, with particular emphasis on current problems facing women political figures. Students will identify early American womens' movements. Students will analyze the role and impact of political groups, cultural attitudes and traditions, and self-perceptions affecting womens' 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 womens' rights movements and women political figures in America.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC S.Harada             SCC MAIN PAC 105         18341 
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On-Campus

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 10, 2013