Political Science (POLI)

POLI 103
American Government and Politics
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D1; CSU; UC; IGETC 4H; CSUGE D8)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: POLI 103H

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

This course deals with the origins and functions of the government of the United States with special emphasis on the background and causes of present problems. It meets the United States Constitution graduation requirement and includes local and state government.

POLI 103H
American Government and Politics - Honors
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D1; CSU; UC; IGETC 4H; CSUGE D8)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: POLI 103

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H; Student must be eligible for the Citrus College Honors Program or obtain a recommendation from an Honors instructor.

This course deals with the origins and functions of the government of the United States with special emphasis on the background and causes of present problems. It meets the United States Constitution graduation requirement and includes local and state government. Students are expected to work and participate at an honors level which includes demonstrating strong critical thinking skills through analysis of social scientific literature and original research in a seminar style class format.

POLI 104
Introduction to Political Science
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D1; CSU; UC; IGETC 4H; CSUGE D8)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An introduction to the principles and practices of government. Political theories and contemporary ideologies; nature of the state; constitution and law; public opinion; mass media; the nature of foreign policy and international politics.

POLI 105
Comparative Politics
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D1; CSU; UC; IGETC 4H; CSUGE D8)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An introductory course to acquaint students with the types of governmental systems which people establish in their various localities around the world and the competing values that tend to result in conflicts between opposing groups of people. An in-depth analysis of contending political ideologies, electoral procedures, and governing institutions is the course's main focus. This course is structured to provide a regional and comparative approach to the study of politics at the global level.

POLI 108
Political Theory
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D1; CSU; UC; IGETC 4H; CSUGE D8)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

This course traces the development of key concepts in political theory such as justice, democracy, liberty, equality, order, citizenship, sovereignty, power and revolution over the course of Western history to include the ancient, modern, and contemporary periods. The course traces the evolution of key political concepts through an examination of thinkers from these periods, including Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Madison, Mill, Marx, and Arendt.

POLI 116
International Relations
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D1; CSU; UC; IGETC 4H; CSUGE D8)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An examination of basic theories of international relations and their relevance to contemporary world politics.