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Political Science 120 - Introduction to Politics & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Film

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.

 

Transfers to CSU.