Political Science Courses

Political Science Courses

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Degrees/Certificates offered within program:

POL - Political Science

POL-001: American Government (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENG 001A and REA 054. This course studies democratic structures and functions of American national, state, and local governments. Pass/No Pass Option.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, AD2 - AA-AS American History & Ins, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

POL-001H: American Government - Honors (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENG 001A and REA 054. This honors course studies democratic structures and functions of American national, state, and local governments. Students cannot get credit for both POL 001 and POL 001H. This section requires enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project. More information and the online application can be found at http://honors.missioncollege.edu.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, AD2 - AA-AS American History & Ins, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

POL-002: Comparative Government (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course offers an introduction to Comparative Governments. Students will look at the governments, politics and public policies of other nations from Europe to Asia, from Africa to South America, to compare similarities and differences. Particular emphasis will be placed on contemporary political problems and how different nations confront and seek to solve them. Pass/No Pass Option.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

POL-003: Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course introduces students to a critical study of some major social and political problems. What is society? What is a state? What is freedom? What is authority? What is the nature of political obligation? What constitutes justice? What constitutes a right? What are the relationships, if any, between the individual and society? This course is cross-listed as PHIL 005. Pass/No Pass Option.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, C2 - CSU Humanities

POL-004: International Relations (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course offers an introduction to the understanding of International Relations. This class will look at the how and why of world politics, surveying the history, theory, players, processes and structures in International Relations. Pass/No Pass Option.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

POL-005: Political Science Research Methodology (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 001A, REA 054 and POL 001 or a college level course in any political or social science field. This course is an exploration of the research methodologies used in political science. Pass/No Pass Option.

AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci

POL-006: Politics of Race, Class and Gender (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

An introduction to the role that race, economic class, and gender play in American politics. The political history, perspectives and experiences of women, Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Gay and Lesbians, immigrants, Hispanics, and the poor will be variously explored, compared and analyzed. Pass/No Pass Option.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci, UCB - UC Social & Beha Sci - DNU

POL-007: International Films (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course provides a critical look at the world its problems through some of the finest international films. Films from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States will be viewed and analyzed to explore such topics as nationalism, sovereignty, war and peace, ethnic conflict, economics and immigration. (Co-listed as HUM 007). Pass/No Pass Option.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, C2 - CSU Humanities, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

POL-020: Controversial Legal Issues (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: POL 001. This course includes a critical exploration of civil rights and liberties in a modern context. Pass/No Pass Option.

A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci