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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

 

POSCI 1, 3 Units

Government and Politics in the United States

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to principles and the political process of national, state, and local government: Emphasis on national government and the Constitution.

 

POSCI 2, 3 Units

Comparative Government

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Comparative analysis in government and politics: Political leadership, citizenship participation, centers of power, and political problems of selected governments.

 

POSCI 3, 3 Units

International Relations

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Nature of relations among nation-states: Analysis of basic forces affecting the formulation of foreign policy, dynamics of international politics, survey of rise and development of the nation-state system, problems of nationalism and imperialism with emphasis on development since World War II, and evolution and operation of the United Nations.

 

POSCI 4, 3 Units

Political Theory

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Examination of various theoretical approaches that explore basic political problems and proposed solutions: Analysis of selected theories and their relevance to contemporary socio-political concerns.

 

POSCI 5, 3 Units

American Politics and Minority Groups

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Role and experience of ethnic groups in the American political system: Expression and resolution of political conflicts, contemporary political experiences, problems of selected ethnic groups, proposed solutions to these problems, and practical political techniques for the achievement of such solutions.

 

POSCI 6, 3 Units

The U.S. Constitution and Criminal Due Process

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey and analysis of people’s rights under criminal and civil law: Procedural civil liberties and rights (defendants, court personnel, and police), concepts of due process and equal protection, search and seizure, and applications of principles and practices to everyday life.

 

POSCI 11, Comparative Social Movements Since the 1960s, 3 Units

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A . Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in SOC 6 or SOCSC 3. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to grassroots social movements since the 1960s: Development of social change in response to inequality in the context of U.S. history and the world abroad; internal and external factors contributing to the emergence of social movements with special attention to the conjuncture of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, ecology, class, disability, and sexual preference in contemporary U.S. culture.

 

POSCI 12, 3 Units

Contemporary Middle East: Politics of Nationalism

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as HIST 31. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in HIST 31. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of economic, political, and social forces behind current Middle East tensions: Examination of key current conflicts in the Middle East; analysis of the role of oil, religious and national antagonisms; and the geopolitical importance of the region in twentieth-century superpower policy.

 

POSCI 20, 3 Units

Current World Problems

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as HIST 38. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in HIST 38. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

World problems with emphasis on four major areas of concern: Population explosion, war, ideological confrontation, and disparity of resources among nations.

 

POSCI 25, 3 Units

Developing World

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as HIST 37. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in HIST 37. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the historical evolution of developing regions of the world: Examination of their infrastructures, political stability, economic development, acquisition of technology; analysis of ethnic conflicts, environmental problems, and role in the global economy and international community.

 

POSCI 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Political Science

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

POSCI 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in Political Science

0-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

POSCI 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Political Science

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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