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POLITICAL SCIENCE 101 - INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

A basic introductory study of United States federal government and California state and local governments.  This course satisfies graduation requirements for American institutions and state requirements for California state government.   

POLITICAL SCIENCE 200 - AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT 

A general inquiry into the major influences that have shaped current American political thought.   

POLITICAL SCIENCE 201- INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS

This course examines the histories, political cultures, and governmental arrangements of various nations and regions around the world.  Major areas of focus will be the European democracies, the former and current communist countries, and developing nations such as Mexico, Brazil, China, and India. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE 220 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

This course provides an introduction to the principles and issues of international politics, such as security, terrorism, globalization, and the causes of war and peace.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 235 - IDENTITY POLITICS

This course provides an inquiry into the history of racial/ethnic minority groups in American politics.  The course emphasizes the political behavior of different ethnic minority groups along with an examination into the different political coalitions among various ethnic groups in contemporary American politics.