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Political Science Courses
Political Science 120--Introduction to Politics and Political Analysis
3 units, 3 hours lecture
The primary aim of this course is to assist the student/citizen in the development of a set of skills which can be helpful in analyzing political situations in the world today. In order to accomplish this objective the student will be introduced to the basic approaches, perspectives, techniques and models of the political scientist. Accordingly, this course covers some universal aspects of political stability and change, ideologies, conflicts, institutions and issues. this is not a course about American Government.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 121--Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Do, can, and/or should the people rule? Analysis of democratic theory; the U.S. Constitution; national/state/local/political institutions and processes; policy problems and possible solutions, and popular values and participation.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 124--Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
3 units, 3 hours lecture
An analysis of the political culture of selected Western and non-Western countries, including patterns of adaptation, allocation, integration, conflict resolution and change.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 130--Introduction to International Relations
3 units, 3 hours lecture
A survey of international relations in theory and practice with an emphasis on contemporary global problems and prospects, including non-renewable resources, population growth, pollution, political instability, war and peace.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU, IGETC

Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 135--Model United Nations
1 unit, 1 hour lecture
A course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the role of the United Nations in world affairs. By assuming the role of different countries and by researching crucial topical issues, students will prepare for participation in United Nations simulations. The course will include participation in regional Model United Nations.
Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 140--Introduction to California Government and Politics
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in Political Science 121 or equivalent.
Study of the principal features, organization and operation of state and local governments within the framework of U.S. federalism. Emphasis is on California state and local governments and politics, and on contemporary issues.
This course meets Part B of the American Institutions requirement for CSU.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU
Political Science 150--Introduction to Political Theory
3 units, 3 hours lecture
A comparative and conceptual analysis of the principal ideological and philosophical approaches to government. this course surveys the important political ideas and alternatives which have been suggested from ancient to modern times. A major emphasis of the course will be to introduce and clarify for the student the basic aspects of nationalism, democracy, orthodox Marxism, anarchism, philosophical conservatism, New Left thought and fascism.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU, IGETC

Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 160 Politics and Film
Political Science 170--Law and The Citizen
3 units, 3 hours lecture
"Law and The Citizen" is a survey course to acquaint the student with the main principles in the various areas of law. Tort, contract, constitutional, domestic, environmental, consumer, criminal law, civil and criminal procedure are the areas of law discussed. When and how to hire an attorney is also discussed.
Transfers to CSU, UC
Political Science 195 A-B-C-D--Internship in Political Science
1 unit, five hours work experience plus concurrent enrollment in 6 units at Grossmont College.
Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) is a community outreach program which promotes the national agenda of volunteer engagement. The purpose is to provide students the opportunity to explore options and careers in a selected area of study. This course places students with political office holders at the federal, state, and local levels; government and social agencies; non-profit and lobbying groups; law firms, and similar locations. For more information click here.
Transfers to CSU.
Political Science 197--Internship in Political Science
2 units, 10 hours work experience plus concurrent enrollment in 5 units at Grossmont College.
Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) is a community outreach program which promotes the national agenda of volunteer engagement. The purpose is to provide students the opportunity to explore options and careers in a selected area of study. This course places students with political office holders at the federal, state, and local levels; government and social agencies; non-profit and lobbying groups; law firms, and similar locations. For more information click here.
Transfers to CSU.
Political Science 199--Special Studies or Projects in Political Science
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual study, research or projects in the field of political science under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences required. Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and/or division. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units.
Transfers to CSU
Political Science 299--Selected Topics in Political Science
1-3 units, 3-9 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Varies with topic.
Selected topics in political science not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences and International Programs in relation to community/student need(s) and/or available staff. May be offered as a seminar or lecture class.
Economics Courses
Economics 110--Economic Issues and Policies
3 units, 3 hours lecture
An introduction to fundamental economic concepts as applied to real-world issues. Topics may include environmental protection, disaster relief, national debt, health care, crime, income inequality, poverty, and financial bubbles. Analysis of government policy and contrasting economic perspectives will also be addressed.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU, UC (credit limited)
Economics 120--Principles of Macroeconomics
3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course will provide students with an introductory overview of macroeconomic theory and consequent policy alternatives. The first unit will discuss resource allocation and pricing. In subsequent units, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and other macroeconomic problems will be discussed from Keynesian, Monetarist, Supply-side, and Marxian viewpoints. there will be a final unit on the conservative, liberal, and socialist views of economic problems facing the United States and the world.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU, UC
Economics 121--Principles of Microeconomics
3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course will provide students with an introductory overview of microeconomic theory and consequent policy alternatives. The first unit will discuss general differences between economic systems, problems of resource allocation, and the demand-supply market framework. Subsequent units will discuss theories of costs, competition, monopoly, and prices of factors of production. There will be a final unit on international trade.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to CSU, UC
Economics 215--Statistics of Business and Economics
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics including regression and correlation analysis. Application of statistical techniques to conduct research and analysis in various business and economic environments.
Economics 120 Honors--Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics 121 Honors--Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics 195 A-B-C-D--Internship in Economics
1 unit, 5 hours work experience plus concurrent enrollment in 6 units at Grossmont College.
Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) is a community outreach program which promotes the national agenda of volunteer engagement. The purpose is to provide students the opportunity to explore options and careers in a selected area of study. This course explores career options in fields such as commercial banking, investment banking, real estate, government, insurance law, and international trade.
Transfers to CSU, UC
Economics 197--Internship in Economics
2 units, 10 hours work experience plus concurrent enrollment in 5 units at Grossmont College.
Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) is a community outreach program which promotes the national agenda of volunteer engagement. The purpose is to provide students the opportunity to explore options and careers in a selected area of study. This course explores career options in fields such as commercial banking, investment banking, real estate, government, insurance law, and international trade.
Transfers to CSU, UC
Economics 199--Special Studies or Projects in Economics
Economics 299--Selected Topics in Economics
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