Spring 2013 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, Mar 19-May 16
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Royer              SCC MAIN RHS 271         16791 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16371 Textbook
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         17164 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16373 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Yapundich          SCC MAIN RHS 269         16372 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 201         16374 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         18530 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         18533 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN LIH 101         16375 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R.Royer              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16376 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         16377 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         18300 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         16379 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC S.Harada             Davis Cntr Davis 204     17163 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Moore              Davis Cntr Davis 114     16378 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC D.Yapundich          West Sac WSC 114         18011 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          17454 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Friday, January 25, 2013, from 11:00am-12:00pm in LRC 105. 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          18054 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Friday, January 25, 2013, from 12:00pm-1:00pm in LRC 105. 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16380 
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MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Moore              SCC MAIN RHS 269         19453 Textbook
On-Campus


POLS 303    Contemporary Politics of Africa    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
Course Transferable to 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 African politics. The impact of language, culture, religion, colonialism, neo colonialism, free market, ideology, liberation and revolutionary movements, ethnic conflict and resolution, rise of populist leadership, indigenous politics, impact of global economic integration,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 Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. 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 19-May 22
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         19454 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 201         17547 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 201         17165 
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On-Campus

TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC C.Moore              Davis Cntr Davis 121     18380 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TBA       TBA             LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN Online          18231 Textbook
Online Class. More information will be available on D2L one week before the class begins.


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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Sukkary            SCC MAIN BUS 236         18399 
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On-Campus


POLS 320    Introduction to Political Theory    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, 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 19-May 22
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         17861 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC S.Harada             SCC MAIN BUS 240         18626 
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On-Campus


POLS 497    Internship in Political Science    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 75 hours LAB
Description: This course consists of a supervised internship and study in political, governmental, or related organizations. This course may be taken four times for credit up to 16 units provided there is no duplication of topics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Frank               TBA TBA                 20563 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013