Political Science


Political Science is the study of government and politics. It looks at the structures and functions of government as well as who gets what, when, and how. Political Science study attempts to provide the student with a better understanding of political parties, interest groups, international relations, public law, public administration, liberty, freedom, justice, and political power. Major branches include political theory and philosophy, comparative government, American government and politics, public administration, international relations and political behavior.

101 INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT
Political Science 101 is an introduction to the principles and problems of government in the United States with emphasis placed on the Federal government and politics at the national level. Political Science 101 meets the California State requirement in the United States Constitution.

102 MODERN COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENTS
Political Science 102 is a comparative study of the constitutional principles, governmental institutions, political parties, and recent history of policy and action of selected foreign governments.

103/103H INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS /HONORS INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS
Political Science 103 develops an intellectual framework which will order students' thoughts on world politics and enable them to analyze and evaluate present and potential issues and events that affect international power and the pursuit of peace.

105 AMERICAN POLITICAL IDEALS
Political Science 105 is a study of the theory and practices of the American democratic political process and formal institutional functions. Special emphasis is placed on the Federal Constitution and how it operates in the context of political democracy. The role of parties and groups in politics is analyzed. Political Science 105 meets the California State requirement in the United States Constitution.

106 AMERICAN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Political Science 106 is a study of the origins, structures, and functions of California government and politics with emphasis on the State level, but including the city, county and district levels.

108 POLITICS AND PRACTICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Political Science 108 is designed to introduce students to international organizations through the study of the origin, structure and function of the United Nations. Students learn the applied skills used by actual diplomats that represent their countries at the United Nations through class simulations and at a Model UN conference.

110 CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS
Political Science 110 examines the controversial issues in world politics--from regional conflicts, international economic relations, arms and disarmament, human rights and foreign policy, to environmental considerations. The format of the course is multidimensional, using lecture, discussion, and debate techniques.

111 THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST: ITS POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT
Political Science 111 is a survey of the historical background and current politics of the Middle East.

112 MODEL UNITED NATIONS LABORATORY
Political Science112 introduces students to a selected group of international issues for which students will seek solutions through research and participation in simulations.

151 FUNDAMENTALS OF GOVERNMENT AND YOU
Political Science 151 deals with the individual as a student, as a worker, and as a member of society. It examines the benefits, controls, and rights of the individual which result from our political system as it operates through government.