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CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013

Political Science / 265

POSC 200 C  Introduction to Political Science

3 Units

Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the study of political science. It explores the many aspects of politics, examining its relationship to morality, culture, economics, justice and international affairs both theoretically and practically. As an introductory course, it includes elements from the major sub-disciplines of political science, including American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

Political Science (POSC)

POSC 209 C  Urban Politics

3 Units

POSC 210 C  Contemporary Political Issues

3 Units

POSC 215 C  Comparative Politics

3 Units

POSC 216 C  Politics of the Middle East

3 Units

POSC 220 C  Introduction to Public Administration

3 Units

POSC 100 C  United States Government

3 Units

POSC 100HC  Honors United States Government

3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course covers the political theories and practices of United States Government at national, state and local levels. Duplicate credit not granted for POSC 100HC. Credit by Examination. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an enhanced college level course enhanced for honors students. It covers the political theories and practices of the United States Government at national, state and local level. Duplicate credit not granted for POSC 100 C. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

POSC 101 C  Gender and American Politics

3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the study of American politics at the national, state, and local levels with an emphasis on the role of gender. It examines women’s participation in American politics from the perspective of race, class, and ethnicity. Contemporary political analysis will focus on women’s political agenda from the 1960s to the 21st century, centering around issues such as equal pay, sex discrimination in education and the work place, affirmative action, reproductive rights, sexual choice, domestic violence, and increasing the representation of women in local and national political arenas. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

POSC 120 C  Political Theory

3 Units

POSC 130 C  Political Communication

3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is a survey of Western political theory from ancient Greece to the Modern Age. It shows how political theory shapes current institutions and ideologies in the United States, Europe, and other countries around the world. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course covers the theory and application of rhetorical criticism to contemporary and political communication events. Stress will be placed on the rhetorical/political strategies used to advance concepts and policy options. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC)

POSC 135 C  Campaigns, Parties and Elections

3 Units

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an analysis of the challenges faced by the Democratic and Republican and parties as they are being replaced by campaign management firms (CMF’s), Political Action Committees (PAC’s) and electronic media advertising. Special emphasis is given to critical analysis of the presidential election campaign process, and of the resulting implications of the democratic process in the United States. (CSU)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is a concentrated study of urban America with particular emphasis on the challenging problems facing the country’s metropolitan areas. The approach will be interdisciplinary in order to facilitate conceptual learning and a balanced understanding of the urban dilemma. Major areas of study will include the history and development of urban United States intergovernmental relations, poverty, racial and ethnic relations, pollution, crime, public services, education, planning and renewal. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an intensive study of contemporary issues associated with the concepts of democracy, federalism, separation of powers, judicial review, preservation of individual rights and related topics. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is a comparative study of the political theories and practices of selected European and non-Western political systems. Also included in the course is a careful analysis of the dynamics of political change and its relationship to economic and social development. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the political, social, economic and ideological foundations of Middle East in general and major states in the region in particular. Emphasis is placed on the political and economic developments in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Topics covered include: introduction to the land, peoples, cultures, and religions; colonialism and the emergence of modern states following World War I; Western influence and Islamic revivalism; regional conflicts (ArabIsraeli, Iran-Iraq, Gulf Wars); and politics and economics of it; U.S. based ethnic interest groups and their influence on U.S. foreign policy; patrimonialism and militarism; liberalization and democratization. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course will concentrate on giving the student a background in fiscal policy (budgeting), personnel, policy-making, and general organization. (CSU)

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