Political Science (POLS)

POLS 005 Federal, State and Local Govt 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Courses: GOVT 005, GOVT 005H
An introduction to the principles and problems of national, state, and local government with particular emphasis on the Constitution of the United States and the state and local government of California. (C-ID POLS110)
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
POLS 006 Comparative Politics 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: GOVT 006
A comparative analysis of different kinds of political systems, including their history, political institutions, processes and policies, the environments in which they occur, and their consequences. Also included in this course is an analysis of the dynamics of political change and its relationship to economic and social development. (C-ID POLS130)
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
POLS 008 International Relations 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: POLS 108
This course is a study of relations among nations including the function of power, diplomacy, international law and organizations and economic factors. Special emphasis will be placed on such concepts as war, nationalism, imperialism, ideological conflict and collective security and how these concepts affect American foreign policy. (C-ID POLS140)
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
POLS 010 California Govt and Politics 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Courses: GOVT 110, POLS 110
Introduction to the structure and function of California state government. Satisfies California state and local government requirement for students who have taken Federal, State, and Local Government without a California component or who receive Advanced Placement credit for American Government.
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
POLS 109 Social Media, Tech & Politics 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is a study of the role social media and technology play in politics and society. Particular attention will be paid to the use of social media to affect interactions between citizens and governments, examining the prevalence of citizens engaging in politics through social media. The course will also examine which populations have the most access to technology-based information sources (the digital divide), and how individual and group identities are being forged online. This course allows students to understand the political and power structure implications of social media domestically as well as internationally.
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better