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Political Science Minor

Lower Division Requirements

POL213 American Government

POL213 American Government

The course provides an introductory overview of the American political system. It begins with a discussion of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights and an examination of their impact on the country. It also covers the avenues and means of democratic citizenship and political influence in American politics. The course further examines the major political institutions in the United States: Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Courts. In order to assess the impact of government on society, the course concludes with an exploration of public policy. (Meets state requirement in United States Constitution and California Government.) (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 POL213-A A Barnes, Jeffrey A. 05/02/2016 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
252
Fall 2016 POL213-A A Kelley, Sean Ryan 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2016 POL213-B B Chabot, Paul Roger 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2016 POL213-C C Skubik, Daniel W. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
124
Spring 2017 POL213-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B110
Spring 2017 POL213-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
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POL223 State and Local Government

POL223 State and Local Government

This course studies the place and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States and how they relate with other units of government. This includes an assessment of the citizenship and participation in state and local politics, both at the individual and collective level; and then an examination of state political institutions, such as governors, state legislatures, state courts, and administration. The course also covers city and county governments, and other local units of government. Although it is comparative, special attention is given to California politics. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 POL223-A A Bishop, Jim 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 POL223-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
203
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Upper Division Requirements

POL395 Political Economy

POL395 Political Economy

This course explores the relationship between the economy and politics and provides both a description and assessment of the economy. This entails an overview of economic theory, macroeconomics, savings, investments, microeconomics and markets, inflation, monetary policy, international economics and globalization, and the role of the private sector and government. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall odd years)

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12 upper division units in Political Science