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Class Schedule For Political Science - Fall2021

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POLS 1 - Essentials Of Government (3 Units)

Examines the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. system of governments and the ideas and values on which they are based. Fulfills state code requirements for U.S. Constitution and California State and Local Government. Students who believe they have a good fundamental knowledge of the institutions of American Government are encouraged to consider a designated upper division course to fulfill the state requirement.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
02 book for POLS 1 Section 02 85527 1 Lecture 150/0 WEBONLINE - Lapp,Nancy CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
05 book for POLS 1 Section 05 85530 1 Lecture 46/0 MWF WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Harper,H. James CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
06 book for POLS 1 Section 06 85531 1 Lecture 51/0 WEBONLINE - Wadle,Michael J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
07 book for POLS 1 Section 07 85532 1 Lecture 50/0 WEBONLINE - Wadle,Michael J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
08 book for POLS 1 Section 08 85533 1 Lecture 45/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Harper,H. James CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
09 book for POLS 1 Section 09 85534 1 Lecture 25/0 MWF TAH1025 1100AM-1150AM Rosskopf,John W
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,GE AREA D
13 book for POLS 1 Section 13 85538 1 Lecture 45/0 WEBONLINE - Wadle,Michael J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
19 book for POLS 1 Section 19 85683 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Higgins,Valerie J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
20 book for POLS 1 Section 20 85684 1 Lecture 32/0 TR ALP122 0300PM-0415PM Pryor,Joshua M CON+CA,GE AREA D
21 book for POLS 1 Section 21 85695 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Higgins,Valerie J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
23 book for POLS 1 Section 23 85791 1 Lecture 120/0 TR DLN1004 1200PM-0115PM Pryor,Joshua M CON+CA,GE AREA D
24 book for POLS 1 Section 24 85792 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Higgins,Valerie J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
26 book for POLS 1 Section 26 86280 1 Lecture 45/1 S WEBONLINE 0900AM-1150AM Arns,Christopher J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
30 book for POLS 1 Section 30 86284 1 Lecture 88/0 M WEBONLINE 0700PM-0950PM Launey,Richard A CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
31 book for POLS 1 Section 31 86286 1 Lecture 45/1 W WEBONLINE 0530PM-0820PM Arns,Christopher J CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
32 book for POLS 1 Section 32 86288 1 Lecture 45/0 W WEBONLINE 0700PM-0950PM Guerrero,Mario CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
35 book for POLS 1 Section 35 86291 1 Lecture 45/0 T WEBONLINE 0700PM-0950PM Guerrero,Mario CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
37 book for POLS 1 Section 37 86815 1 Lecture 25/0 MWF TAH1025 1000AM-1050AM Rosskopf,John W
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,GE AREA D
38 book for POLS 1 Section 38 86823 1 Lecture 25/2 MWF TAH1025 0900AM-0950AM Rosskopf,John W
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,GE AREA D
39 book for POLS 1 Section 39 86969 1 Lecture 200/1 WEBONLINE - Towler,Christopher CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
40 book for POLS 1 Section 40 87037 1 Lecture 20/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Rosskopf,John W
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
41 book for POLS 1 Section 41 87038 1 Lecture 20/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Rosskopf,John W
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
42 book for POLS 1 Section 42 87039 1 Lecture 20/0 MWF WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Rosskopf,John W
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
43 book for POLS 1 Section 43 87557 1 Lecture 45/0 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Higgins,Valerie J CON+CA,GE AREA D,OL
44 book for POLS 1 Section 44 87576 1 Lecture 45/2 TR TAH1025 1030AM-1145AM Cascaddan,Daniel CON+CA,GE AREA D

POLS 1H - Honors Government (3 Units)

Explores some of the most influential works of politics and political writing in American history, and challenges contemporary analysis of political institutions and processes. Examines the structure of the Constitution, issues of federalism, the growth of civil rights, and the processes of government, with a comparative element. Explores the unique characteristics of California state politics.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 1H Section 01 85650 1 Seminar 25/1 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Sampanis,Maria CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
02 book for POLS 1H Section 02 85653 1 Seminar 25/0 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Sampanis,Maria CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D

POLS 35 - World Politics (3 Units)

Basic introduction to global politics focusing on a broad range of issues and problems relating to conflict and cooperation among nations, and on similarities and differences among nations' governmental institutions, structures and processes.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
03 book for POLS 35 Section 03 85652 1 Lecture 45/1 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Lee,Young-Im FL,GE AREA D
05 book for POLS 35 Section 05 86784 1 Lecture 34/1 TR WEBONLINE 0430PM-0545PM Sampanis,Maria FL,GE AREA D
06 book for POLS 35 Section 06 86824 1 Lecture 40/3 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Sampanis,Maria FL,GE AREA D

POLS 100 - Intro Rsrch Meth Pol Sci (3 Units)

Examines the foundations of scientific research methodology in political and social science. Designed to introduce students to the basic conceptual, observational and analytical methods of empirical research in political science and related social sciences.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 100 Section 01 85542 1 Discussion 35/0 MWF MND2003 1000AM-1050AM Victor,Kristina M
02 book for POLS 100 Section 02 85543 1 Discussion 35/1 MWF MND2003 1100AM-1150AM Victor,Kristina M
03 book for POLS 100 Section 03 86317 1 Discussion 35/0 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Kirsch,Daniel T FL
04 book for POLS 100 Section 04 86372 1 Discussion 35/3 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Kirsch,Daniel T FL

POLS 110 - Political Thought I (3 Units)

History of political theory, covering some important thinkers and topics during the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern periods.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 110 Section 01 85544 1 Discussion 35/2 MWF ALP122 0900AM-0950AM Hertzoff,Andrew S

POLS 111 - Political Thought II (3 Units)

History of political theory, covering some important thinkers and topics from the Early Modern period to the early 20th century.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 111 Section 01 87103 1 Discussion 35/9 MWF ALP122 1000AM-1050AM Hertzoff,Andrew S

POLS 112 - Current Political Thought (3 Units)

Current issues in political thought, with emphasis upon developments in the political philosophies of democracy, fascism, communism, conservatism, liberalism. Ideas are analyzed with reference to assumptions on which they are based and their relevance for political institutions and problems.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 112 Section 01 85548 1 Discussion 35/1 TR ALP122 0130PM-0245PM Brown,Mark B
02 book for POLS 112 Section 02 85547 1 Discussion 40/0 T WEBONLINE 0530PM-0820PM Brown,Mark B FL

POLS 113 - American Political Thought (3 Units)

Assessment of ideas that are central to the development of an American political tradition, as those ideas influence government at the federal, state and local levels. Meets the state requirements in U.S. Constitution and California State and Local Government.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 113 Section 01 85549 1 Lecture 50/0 MW MRP1001 1200PM-0115PM Tutschka,Monicka B CON+CA,GE AREA D
02 book for POLS 113 Section 02 85658 1 Lecture 50/5 MW ALP156 0530PM-0645PM Tutschka,Monicka B CON+CA,GE AREA D

POLS 115 - Democratic Theory (3 Units)

Introduction to basic questions of democracy. Draws on classical and contemporary writings to explore what democracy means and various forms of democratic government, politics, and culture: direct, representative, liberal, republican, pluralist, elitist. Specific topics may include: definitions of democracy, justifications for democracy, arguments for increasing or limiting democratic participation, tasks of political representatives, democratization of social institutions, and the relationship between globalization and democracy.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 115 Section 01 85550 1 Lecture 32/2 MW ALP122 0300PM-0415PM Tutschka,Monicka B

POLS 118 - Justwar,Natrlrght+Lawnatn (3 Units)

Examines fundamental conceptual questions about morality, law, and international relations through great works of political theory. Topics will cover natural right, sovereignty, just war, imperialism, national security, and international obligations. Authors read will include Thucydides, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Montesquieu, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill and Nietzsche.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 118 Section 01 85551 1 Lecture 32/0 MW ALP122 0130PM-0245PM Hertzoff,Andrew S

POLS 119A - Socialism-Marxsm+Communsm (3 Units)

Analyzes the basic writings and ideas of Socialist and Marxist writers and the implications of their ideas.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 119A Section 01 86319 1 Seminar 32/1 TR ALP122 1200PM-0115PM Brown,Mark B

POLS 120A - Constitutional Law (3 Units)

Basic junior level course in Public Law. A study of leading decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and other materials pertaining to the power of Congress, the President and the Judiciary; relations between states and nation; and civil rights. Considers such topics as the separation of powers, judicial review, Congress, and the President.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 120A Section 01 86828 1 Lecture 32/1 MWF ALP122 1100AM-1150AM Snyder,Bruce D

POLS 120B - Constitutnal Rights & Libert (3 Units)

Basic junior level course in Public Law. A study of rights and immunities under the U.S. Constitution: examines leading decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and other materials pertaining to freedom of expression, freedom of association, equality and due process of law.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 120B Section 01 85555 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM DiSarro,Brian S FL
02 book for POLS 120B Section 02 86320 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM DiSarro,Brian S FL

POLS 121 - American Legal History (3 Units)

Examines the interaction of law, society, and politics in America from the colonial period to the present with special emphasis on law as an arena of social and cultural conflict. Major topics include the development of the common law in early America; the law of slavery and its impact on constitutional development; the role of the law in defining controversies over race and gender; legal thought and education; and the role of the Supreme Court in 20th Century America.

Cross Listed: HIST 180; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 121 Section 01 85740 1 Lecture 20/2 R WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Clark,Thomas R.

POLS 130 - International Politics (3 Units)

Basic junior-level course in International Relations. Current international tensions; the motivating forces influencing world politics; and the role of diplomacy and international organizations in resolving conflicts.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 130 Section 01 85659 1 Lecture 18/0 MWF AMD250 1100AM-1150AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
02 book for POLS 130 Section 02 85556 1 Lecture 21/3 MW AMD263 0130PM-0245PM Cannon,Patrick G
Cox,Jim
03 book for POLS 130 Section 03 85557 1 Lecture 40/0 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Rae,James D
04 book for POLS 130 Section 04 85558 1 Lecture 14/2 MW AMD250 0530PM-0645PM Cannon,Patrick G
Cox,Jim
40 book for POLS 130 Section 40 87040 1 Lecture 22/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1100AM-1150AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
FL
41 book for POLS 130 Section 41 87047 1 Lecture 20/4 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Cannon,Patrick G
Cox,Jim
FL
42 book for POLS 130 Section 42 87048 1 Lecture 20/0 MW WEBONLINE 0530PM-0645PM Cannon,Patrick G
Cox,Jim
FL

POLS 131 - International Organization (3 Units)

Examines human efforts to create supranational organizations to promote world peace and prosperity. The focus will be on social, political, and economic activities and problems which have developed and proliferated since the end of the second World War.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 131 Section 01 86970 1 Lecture 20/0 TR ARC1007 0900AM-1015AM Pryor,Joshua M
Cox,Jim
40 book for POLS 131 Section 40 87099 1 Lecture 25/2 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Pryor,Joshua M
Cox,Jim
FL

POLS 134 - War,Peace+Mass Media (3 Units)

Concerned with the relationship of mass media to war and the possibilities for peace, with emphasis on recent concepts of political communication.

Cross Listed: JOUR 134; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 134 Section 01 86959 1 Seminar 10/1 TR MND1003 0900AM-1015AM Dugan,Molly A GE AREA D

POLS 135 - American Foreign Policy (3 Units)

Institutions, practices and development of American foreign policy; the interaction of domestic and foreign factors on the formulating of American foreign policy since World War II.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 135 Section 01 85559 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Jackson,Jaime FL

POLS 136 - Intl Political Economy (3 Units)

Analyzes the interaction between politics and economics at the international level. Covers basic theoretical approaches; historical evolution of international economy; creation and role of international financial institutions; development issues; globalization and integration.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 136 Section 01 85560 1 Lecture 18/1 MW AMD262 0130PM-0245PM Lapp,Nancy
02 book for POLS 136 Section 02 86321 1 Lecture 33/12 T TAH1004 0530PM-0820PM Cannon,Patrick G
03 book for POLS 136 Section 03 86813 1 Lecture 10/1 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Lapp,Nancy FL

POLS 138 - U.N. Simulation (3 Units)

Seminar experience for upper level Government and International Relations concentration majors. Students will prepare for and participate in a national intercollegiate model UN conference.

Note: Course repeatable with instructor permission.

Prerequisite: Junior status or above, a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major, GOVT 130 and/or GOVT 140, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 138 Section 01 86366 1 Seminar 20/8 TR MND2003 0530PM-0645PM Shiu,Janice

POLS 139C - Critical Writings in IR (3 Units)

This undergraduate seminar examines writings and other materials that analyze how race and racism, class and economic exploitation, gender and patriarchy, and intersectionality have influenced the theory and practice of international relations from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries.

Prerequisite: POLS 130

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 139C Section 01 86822 1 Seminar 20/18 MW AMD263 0300PM-0415PM Cannon,Patrick G

POLS 139G - Intelligence+Espionage (3 Units)

Involves students in the study of the field of intelligence, as it relates to national security, foreign policy, law and ethics. Comparative analysis of the practice and experience of the U.S., the former Soviet Union and other nations will be emphasized.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 139G Section 01 85651 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Sampanis,Maria FL

POLS 140 - Comparative Politics (3 Units)

Survey of the field of comparative government and politics including a review of historic uses of comparison in political science research but with emphasis on the methods of study and analytical means of research currently employed. The subject matter of study: national political systems of all types and the component parts of political systems will be an integral feature.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 140 Section 01 85563 1 Lecture 45/1 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Razavi,Sahar FL
04 book for POLS 140 Section 04 86818 1 Lecture 20/0 MW TAH1025 0130PM-0245PM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
40 book for POLS 140 Section 40 87041 1 Lecture 21/2 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Cox,Jim
Davies,Peter R
FL

POLS 141 - Politics African Diaspora (3 Units)

Examines the social, political, cultural, and economic factors which have been important to the African diaspora. Examines how African people have responded to those factors, both in terms of formal, political thought, and in terms of political movements and political institutions. Examines thought and practice, comparability to Africa, U.S., Caribbean, Central and South America.

Cross Listed: ETHN 141; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 141 Section 01 86820 1 Lecture 20/1 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Green,Ricky GE AREA D,RE

POLS 144 - European Politics (3 Units)

Study of national and regional politics, governmental institutions and public problems in Europe since 1945. In different semesters there may be investigation of several, but varying, national systems, of cross-national political behavior, or of regional integration processes. May be taken more than once if there are different topics and instructor permission.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 144 Section 01 85564 1 Lecture 18/1 MWF AMD250 1000AM-1050AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
GE AREA D
40 book for POLS 144 Section 40 87042 1 Lecture 22/0 MWF WEBONLINE 1000AM-1050AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
FL,GE AREA D

POLS 146 - US-China Relations (3 Units)

This course explores the historical foundation of US-China relations, tracing from 19th century encounters through world wars, ideological confrontation, rapprochement, and into the contemporary era. Focus on international and political dimension of diplomatic and strategic interests, also explores cultural and social connections through trade, investment, migration, and tourism.

Cross-listed: ASIA 146.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 146 Section 01 85630 1 Lecture 26/0 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Rae,James D C2,FL

POLS 150 - American Governments (3 Units)

Federal system of government; the U.S. Constitution; legislative, executive, and judicial processes; political parties, interest groups, and the relationships and obligations of citizens to their government(s). Fulfills the California state graduation and credential requirements for U.S. Constitution and California State and Local Government. May be substituted for GOVT 1, but may not be used as an elective toward the major.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 150 Section 01 85568 1 Lecture 18/5 MWF AMD250 0800AM-0850AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,GE AREA D
02 book for POLS 150 Section 02 85569 1 Lecture 18/0 MWF AMD250 0900AM-0950AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,GE AREA D
03 book for POLS 150 Section 03 87034 1 Lecture 45/0 WEBONLINE - Shiu,Janice CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
04 book for POLS 150 Section 04 85571 1 Lecture 45/5 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Britton,Rebecca L CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
05 book for POLS 150 Section 05 87035 1 Lecture 45/0 WEBONLINE - Shiu,Janice CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
06 book for POLS 150 Section 06 85665 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Kirsch,Daniel T CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
11 book for POLS 150 Section 11 87036 1 Lecture 45/0 WEBONLINE - Shiu,Janice CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
13 book for POLS 150 Section 13 86780 1 Lecture 45/2 MW WEBONLINE 0130PM-0245PM Britton,Rebecca L CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
16 book for POLS 150 Section 16 86827 1 Lecture 45/2 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Selby,David A CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
17 book for POLS 150 Section 17 86971 1 Lecture 45/0 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Kirsch,Daniel T CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
18 book for POLS 150 Section 18 87360 1 Lecture 50/0 MW AMD151 1200PM-0115PM Cox,Jim CON+CA,GE AREA D
19 book for POLS 150 Section 19 87787 1 Lecture 46/2 TR ARC1007 1200PM-0115PM Cascaddan,Daniel CON+CA,GE AREA D
40 book for POLS 150 Section 40 87043 1 Lecture 22/0 MWF WEBONLINE 0800AM-0850AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D
41 book for POLS 150 Section 41 87044 1 Lecture 22/0 MWF WEBONLINE 0900AM-0950AM Davies,Peter R
Cox,Jim
CON+CA,FL,GE AREA D

POLS 152 - Political Psychology (3 Units)

Examines the ways in which political behavior is shaped by individual beliefs, personalities, cognitive patters, biases, and other psychological mechanisms. Students will engage with a wide range of research on topics such as cognitive styles, personality, obedience, psychological roots of terrorism, the psychology of ideology, and the role of emotion in politics.

Cross Listed: PSYC 153

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 152 Section 01 85573 1 Lecture 28/5 TR WEBONLINE 0530PM-0645PM Nalder,Kimberly L FL

POLS 154 - Political Parties in America (3 Units)

Examination and analysis of American political parties. An exploration of the nature and functions of political parties including party organization, electorate, and government. Topics include the various historical party systems, the two-party system, elections, and campaign financing. Includes discussion of the presidential nominating process.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 154 Section 01 85574 1 Lecture 50/2 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Hussey,Wesley A FL

POLS 155 - The Legislative Process (3 Units)

Examination and analysis of the institutions, the people and the behavior that make up the legislative process. Considers the nature of representation and the role and impact of such factors as committee structure, political parties, interest groups, and others on public policy. Focus is on both the U.S. Congress and the California State Legislature.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 155 Section 01 85575 1 Lecture 50/15 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Hussey,Wesley A FL

POLS 157 - Politic,Opinion+Particptn (3 Units)

How we learn and change our political beliefs, including the influence of media, religion and social standing. The various forms of political participation; who participates and who doesn't and why. The meaning and conduct of elections in the modern era.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 157 Section 01 86323 1 Lecture 46/1 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Choppin,Corin FL

POLS 163 - Black Politics in the U.S. (3 Units)

Examines historically and currently the political life of black people in the U.S. Emphasis on understanding underlying conditions.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 163 Section 01 86324 1 Lecture 30/0 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Towler,Christopher FL,GE AREA D,RE

POLS 165 - Politics - Underrepresented (3 Units)

Examines the phenomenon of political underrepresentation in the U.S.A. It will identify significant affected groupings, examine the conditions which have resulted in such underrepresentation, evaluate the effects of underrepresentation on the lives of affected groups, and consider relevant political strategies. Emphasis on particular groups may vary with instructor.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150; and GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70 or 71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 165 Section 01 85576 1 Lecture 29/3 TR WEBONLINE 0900AM-1015AM Snyder,Bruce D FL,GE AREA D,RE,WI
02 book for POLS 165 Section 02 85577 1 Lecture 29/1 TR WEBONLINE 0530PM-0645PM Snyder,Bruce D FL,GE AREA D,RE,WI

POLS 166 - Gender and Politics (3 Units)

This course examines the influence of socially constructed meanings of femininity and masculinity on the political participation of women, candidate selection, election campaigns, and electoral outcomes in executive and legislative offices in the U.S. and worldwide. Students will develop a rich understanding of the relationship between gender and women's political representation and analyze and discuss institutional, structural, cultural, and historical conditions associated with women's voting behavior, political advancement, leadership styles, and impacts of political representation on women.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 166 Section 01 85579 1 Lecture 23/2 TR WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Lee,Young-Im FL

POLS 170 - Public Policy Development (3 Units)

Examines the policy development process in the U.S. by exploring the ideological predispositions of the American public, the analytical approaches applied to policy development and assessment, and the institutional and political environment in which policy is made. Typically, the understanding derived from this examination is applied to several policy issues of current interest.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150 and GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 70+, or at least a C- in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
04 book for POLS 170 Section 04 86814 1 Lecture 13/0 TR AMD262 1200PM-0115PM Cox,Jim
Snyder,Bruce D
05 book for POLS 170 Section 05 86829 1 Lecture 15/0 MW ALP122 1200PM-0115PM Snyder,Bruce D
Cox,Jim
40 book for POLS 170 Section 40 87045 1 Lecture 12/0 TR WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Snyder,Bruce D
Cox,Jim
FL
41 book for POLS 170 Section 41 87046 1 Lecture 10/0 MW WEBONLINE 1200PM-0115PM Snyder,Bruce D
Cox,Jim
FL

POLS 171 - Envirmntl Politics+Policy (3 Units)

Politics of human interaction with land, air and water. Political analysis of agenda setting, policy formation and administration (national, state, and local) of environmental programs. Focus on contemporary issues such as energy alternatives, management of toxics, land development, and pollution control.

Cross Listed: ENVS 171; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 171 Section 01 86636 1 Lecture 20/5 MW WEBONLINE 0300PM-0415PM Singh,Ajay OL

POLS 180 - Calif State+Local Govt (3 Units)

California state, city and county politics and government. Comparisons with governments in other states. Meets State requirements in California State and Local Governments. Permits students who have fulfilled U.S. Constitution requirement in another state to meet graduation requirements for California State and Local Governments.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 180 Section 01 85585 1 Lecture 45/0 WEBONLINE - Latino,Vincent T CA GOVT,FL,GE AREA D
02 book for POLS 180 Section 02 85582 1 Lecture 45/1 WEBONLINE - Latino,Vincent T CA GOVT,FL,GE AREA D

POLS 195A - Internship (1-6 Units)

Prerequisite: GWAR certification before Fall 09, WPJ score of 70+, or at least a C- in ENGL 109 M/W. Minimum GPA of 2.5 (both in the major and overall).

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 195A Section 01 85587 1 Independent Study 30/19 TBAARR - Jackson,Jaime I

POLS 198A - Odyssey Peer Advisers (1-3 Units)

Provides individualized learning opportunities (1-3 units per semester) for engaging in peer advising along with elective activities such as tutoring, assisting faculty with research, event planning and other activities of a comparable nature. Students should be upper division students or graduate students. The units may not be applied towards unit requirement of the Government major, Government IR and Government/Journalism.

Note: This course may be repeated up to a total of six units.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 198A Section 01 85589 1 Activity 48/17 TBAARR - Cox,Jim

POLS 198B - Peer Advising by Odyssey (1 Units)

Provides opportunity for lower division students, students on probation, and newly declared majors to be mentored by more advanced upper division students or graduate students. This peer advising will help students meet academic deadlines, achieve academic success, become engaged in campus activities and integrated into the Government Department. Units may not be applied towards unit requirement of the Government major, Government IR and Government/Journalism

Note: This course may be repeated one time only for unit credit.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 198B Section 01 85588 1 Activity 48/12 TBAARR - Cox,Jim

POLS 201 - Writing in Political Science (3 Units)

A graduate-level seminar which introduces students to the research and literature in major fields in political science. Explores the norms of writing across the political science discipline, including for example: formal academic writing, policy writing, persuasive advocacy writing, methodological writing, and peer review. Broadly examines the literature from International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics, Political Theory, and Methods.

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01 book for POLS 201 Section 01 86770 1 Seminar 16/2 M ALP122 0600PM-0850PM Victor,Kristina M GWI

POLS 210 - Political Theory (3 Units)

Historical and social roots, democratic or authoritarian ideologies; the conflict of ideologies; philosophic approaches.

Note: May be repeated for credit with permission of Graduate Coordinator.

Prerequisite: An upper division course in the field and/or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 210 Section 01 85590 1 Seminar 15/5 T ALP122 0600PM-0850PM Hertzoff,Andrew S

POLS 240 - Comparative Govt+Politics (3 Units)

Advanced study of some of the world's governmental and political systems. May focus on single countries, groups of countries or general categories of systems. Considers theoretical concept and methodology.

Note: May be repeated for credit with permission of Graduate Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Advanced course in the field.

Cross Listed: IA 222; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 240 Section 01 86831 1 Seminar 16/1 W WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Razavi,Sahar FL

POLS 280 - California Politics (3 Units)

Advanced study of California's state and local governments, with emphasis on political history, political institutions, and the role of direct democracy on the state's government, budget and politics. Demographic and geographic elements will be scrutinized through a political focus. California's policy and political process will also be examined, as well as discussion of various political reforms.

Note: Undergraduates may take the course with instructor permission.

Prerquisite: Must be an unclassified Graduate or a Masters degree student in Government, Public Policy & Administration or Internationl Affairs

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 280 Section 01 85593 1 Seminar 15/1 R ARC1007 0600PM-0850PM Hussey,Wesley A FL

POLS 500 - Culminating Experience (3 Units)

Should be taken after completion of all other requirements for the degree. Students may choose from the following options, which they must declare when they advance to candidacy: Thesis, Project, or Comprehensive Examination.

Prerequisite: Advanced to candidacy.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for POLS 500 Section 01 85761 1 Thesis Research 99/95 TBAARR - Cox,Jim

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Class Attribute Codes

C2 - Introduction to the Arts (C2)

CA GOVT - California State & Local Government

CON+CA - U.S. Constitution + California State & Local Govt

FL - Fully Online (no In-Person Meetings Incl. Finals)

GE AREA D - GE AREA D

GWI - Graduate Writing Intensive Requirement (GWI)

I - Service Learning Internship

OL - Online

RE - Race & Ethnicity Graduation Requirement (RE)

WI - SAC:WRITING INTENSIVE GRAD REQ

Session Codes

1 - Regular Academic Session (08/30/2021 to 12/10/2021)