Political Science (POLI)

POLI 1  Introduction to American Government and Politics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Principles and problems of government with particular emphasis on national government in the United States. This course satisfies the requirement for a course in the Constitution of the United States and the principles of State and local government as required by Title 5 of the California Administrative Code.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730401POLI:1MTWR8:00am - 10:05amE. Khalife26D-G210
Winter 201730402POLI:1MTWR8:00am - 10:05amJ. Stone26D-G290
Winter 201730403POLI:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmJ. Stone26D-G290
Winter 201730404POLI:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmG. DePaola26D-G210
Winter 201730405POLI:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmS. Vane26D-G411
Winter 201730406POLI:1MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmG. DePaola26D-G421
Winter 201730535POLI:1MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmJ. Stone26D-G290
Winter 201730542POLI:1MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmS. Vane26D-G210
Winter 201730552POLI:1MTWR7:00pm - 9:05pmF. Jollevet26D-G210
Winter 201730555POLI:1MTWR7:00pm - 9:05pmJ. Lawton26D-G290

POLI 1H  Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Principles and problems of government with particular emphasis on national government in the United States. This course satisfies the requirement for a course in the Constitution of the United States and the principles of State and local government as required by Title 5 of the California Administrative Code. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both POLI 1 and POLI 1H.

POLI 2  Comparative Politics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: POLS 130)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: POLI 1 or POLI 1H
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Comparative analysis of different political systems, including political institutions, processes, policies, histories and the environments in which they occur.

POLI 5  Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Ancient to contemporary theories of political institutions, social change, and social dynamics.

POLI 7  Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Advisory: POLI 5

Major political philosophers and theories from the late nineteenth century to the present. Intended to prepare students majoring in political science for further study in the discipline by providing adequate background preparation in political philosophy.

POLI 9  Introduction to International Relations

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: POLS 140)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Historical and political background of world politics and core international relations theories and concepts. Attention is given to the historical development of world politics, to fundamental theories and concepts in International Relations, and to an examination of international, national, sub-national, and transnational actors and their institutions, interactions, and processes.

POLI 10  Environmental Politics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A AND POLI 1 or POLI 1H

Global environmental problems including an analysis of political theories and comparative policies in the emerging field of environmental politics.

POLI 25  Latino Politics in the United States

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Latino (the group identified as Hispanic by the U.S. Census) political thought and action and how it is influenced and shaped by American institutions such as national, state, and local governments, federal and state constitutions, and United States Supreme Court decisions.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730407POLI:25MTWR8:00am - 10:05amN. Ramos Bernal26D-G411
Winter 201730558POLI:25MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmL. Pringle26D-G411

POLI 35  African American Politics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Methods and strategies employed by African Americans in their quest to gain equal access and participation in American institutions.

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