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POLS 1001 - American Government: National, State, and Local

Advisory: ENGL 1001

An introduction to United States and California government and politics, including their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. Examination of political behavior, political issues, and public policy (AA, CSU, UC)

POLS 1007 - World Politics

This introductory world politics course provides students a theoretical framework in the analysis and study of international relations and the competing approaches in understanding and addressing contemporary issues and crises. The course will explore the role and influence of states and non-state actors on foreign policy making; the dynamic role and impact of globalization; the importance of arms control and disarmament; the issues and concerns surrounding the global environment and its impact on sustainable development. (AA, CSU, UC)

POLS 1012 - Introduction to Political Theory

Advisory: ENGL 1001

This introductory course offers a survey of major political theorists and their interpretations of political concepts, such as civil and political society, the state of nature, natural law, and civil liberties. Examination of various theoretical approaches to politics, exploration of proposed solutions to basic political problems, and analysis of selected political theories and the relevance of theory to contemporary issues.(AA, CSU, UC)

POLS 1015 - Introduction to Political Science

Advisory: ENGL 1001

This course serves to introduce students to terms and concepts used in the field of political science. It will familiarize students with basic political concepts, political ideologies, political systems, and subfields within political science. It is recommended that students majoring in political science or other social sciences take this course. (AA, CSU, UC)

POLS 2929 - Special Studies

Opportunity for students to do an independent study of selected aspects of Political Science (federal, state, local) and apply what they have studied to some problem in order to reach a conclusion or to solve a problem. (AA, CSU)


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201