Political Science

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PS 101 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Surveys the major political philosophers, ideologies, and significant issues/events of Western civilization and their impact on the world with emphasis on the governmental processes and institutions of the United States, the U.S. Constitution, California, and local government. [D; CSU; UC]
PS 101 Sections Offered
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89497 PS 101 01 09:00AM-09:50AM MWF 477 Aguilar,Alma 18 12*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
89498 PS 101 03 08:00AM-09:15AM TTH 477 Saenz,Phil 18 6*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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89499 PS 101 07 09:30AM-10:45AM TTH 477 Saenz,Phil 18 1*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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89500 PS 101 11 11:00AM-11:50AM MWF 476 Nichols,Roger 18 1*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PS 102 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Surveys the processes and institutions of the United States, California, and local government. Analyzes and discusses a variety of topics and current issues, including education, health, civil liberties and rights, proposed laws, and policies and budgets. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC]
PS 102 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89505 PS 102 01 08:00AM-08:50AM MWF 478 Saenz,Phil 18 3*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
89506 PS 102 03 08:00AM-09:15AM TTH 474 Aguilar,Alma 18 8*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
89507 PS 102 05 10:00AM-10:50AM MWF 477 Saenz,Phil 18 1*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
89508 PS 102 07 11:00AM-11:50AM MWF 477 Aguilar,Alma 18 31*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
89509 PS 102 08 12:00PM-01:15PM MW 477 Aguilar,Alma 18 9*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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89510 PS 102 09 01:30PM-02:45PM TTH 474 Abassi,Shogofa 18 0*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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89514 PS 102 80 01:45PM-03:00PM MW 5204 Saenz,Phil 18 12*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PS 103 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: PS 101 or equivalent; RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces comparative government and politics through both an analytical and institutional approach utilizing history and socio-economic development of the country, evolution of power structure within various regimes, and norms and roles of each society. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID POLS 130]
PS 103 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89515 PS 103 01 12:00PM-01:15PM TTH 477 Aguilar,Alma 18 0*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PS 250 OUR GLOBAL FUTURE: VALUES FOR SURVIVAL 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: ENGL 115 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Explores roles and limits of science and technology, global (Western and Non-Western) differences in world view and its impact on environmental ethics, politics, and economics. Develops a more harmonious worldview and social consciousness focused on environmental sustainability. Same as PHS 250. [D; CSU; UC]
PS 250 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89516 PS 250 01 10:00AM-11:15AM MW 510 Segui,Alan 18 34*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM

Total Courses: 4 Total Sections: 13
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