Spring 2015 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 17-May 14
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Yapundich          SCC MAIN RHS 269         16637 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16268 Textbook
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16957 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16270 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Yapundich          SCC MAIN RHS 269         16269 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 201         16271 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         18011 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 201         16272 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         18633 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         16274 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         17865 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         16276 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC S.Harada             Davis Cntr Davis 204     16956 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC T.Gaffaney           Davis Cntr Davis 112     16275 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC T.Gaffaney           West Sac WSC 217         17655 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          17200 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Friday, January 23, 2015, 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          17687 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Friday, January 23, 2015, 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

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN Online          18632 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA.


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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Tedla              SCC MAIN RHS 269         16277 
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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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 105         17280 
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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. (C-ID POLS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC T.Gaffaney           Off Campus Davis         17903 
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Off-Campus - DaVinci High School, 1400 East 8th Street, Room 26, Davis.

TBA       TBA             LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN Online          17815 Textbook
Online Class. There will be a mandatory on-campus orientation Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 10:30am - 12:00pm in PAC 201. 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 17-May 20
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Sukkary            SCC MAIN RHS 263         17916 
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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. (C-ID POLS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN RHS 269         17531 
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On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Xiao               SCC MAIN Online          18357 Textbook
Online Class. More information will be available on D2L one week before the class begins.


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 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC S.Harada             SCC MAIN RHN 308         19963 
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On-Campus


POLS 480    Introduction to International Relations - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; 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 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. This honors section uses an intensive instructional methodology with extensive research projects on international institutions designed to challenge motivated students. (C-ID POLS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Frank              SCC MAIN PAC 105         18358 
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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 ; 300 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 17-May 20
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC P.Frank               TBA TBA                 18335 
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TBA       TBA             LAB P.Frank               TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: October 30, 2014