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Political Science

The Political Science department at Chabot College is dedicated to fostering a broad understanding of local, national, and international political systems and social scientific methods, encouraging active civic engagement, and heightening student awareness of the complex and diverse global connections that define today's world. 

The Political Science department offers a variety of courses in political science ranging from the core course, Introduction to American Government, to courses in Comparative Government, International Relations, and Contemporary Issues in American Politics.  All courses are transferable to CSU (and most to UC), and all meet GE breadth requirements for the associate degree and for transfer. The American Government course helps satisfy the CSU American Institutions requirement.

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Contact

Full Time Faculty

  • Sara Parker
  • Email: sparker@chabotcollege.edu
  • Phone: 510.723.7683    Office: 401P
  • Jessica Gallucci
  • Email: jgallucci@chabotcollege.edu
  • Phone: 510.723.2609    Office: 401J

 

Adjunct Faculty

  • John Fortuna
  • Zakia Isad
  • Sandy Luong
  • Tracy Nelson
  • Jamilya Ukudeeva

Information about the Political Science Associates in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree coming soon!

For a current list of course offerings go to CLASS-Web

Course Descriptions

Political Science 1
Introduction to American Government

3 Units

Introduction to the historical development and current structure of American political ideals and institutions, including the Federal and California Constitutions, civil liberties and civil rights, political parties, campaigns and elections, and citizenship duties.  Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.

3 hours.
Transfer:
CSU; UC; CSU/GE: D8; IGETC: Area 4H; AA/AS

Political Science 10
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (May be repeated up to 3 times with different topics.)

3 Units

Based on a special, topical theme which varies and may cover: 1) regions of the world, such as Latin American Politics or African Politics; 2) important political eras, such as The Cold War; 3) relationships between countries, such as U.S.-Muslim Relations or China and the World; 4) issue-based topics such as Politics in Developing Countries.  Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.

3 hours. 
Transfer:
CSU.

 

Political Science 12
Introduction to California State and Local Government

3 Units

Organization and operation of government and politics at the state, county and municipal level; emphasis on current issues and the influences of historical, geographical, political, economic and social factors on California public policy.  Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A, Political Science 1.

3 hours.
Transfer:
CSU; CSU/GE: D8; AA/AS

Political Science 20
Comparative Politics

3 Units

Introduces basic concepts and methods of comparative analysis. Covers contemporary forms of governments and institutions; survey of political regimes and political problems of selected governments.  Strongly Recommended:  Eligibility for English 1A, Political Science 1.  

3 hours.
Transfer:
CSU; UC; CSU/GE: D8; IGETC: Area 4H; AA/AS.

Political Science 25
Introduction to Political Theory

3 Units

An introduction to various theoretical approaches to politics, including selected political thinkers from ancient times to the present, and the application of political theory to current political realities.  Strongly recommended: eligibility for English 1A, Political Science 1.  

3 hours.
Transfer:
CSU; UC; CSU/GE: D8; IGETC: Area 4H; AA/AS.

Political Science 30
International Relations

3 Units

An introduction to international politics, theories, and global institutions, focusing on international actors and their interactions with one another.  Emphasis on current events. 

3 hours.
Transfer:
CSU; UC; CSU/GE: D8; IGETC: Area 4H; AA/AS.

Political Science 45
Law and Democracy (See also Administration of Justice 45)

3 Units

The Law and Democracy Capstone course is an interdisciplinary exploration of themes such as equality, citizenship, participation, access, and social justice.  We will look critically at how law structures as well as limits democracy and examine the idea of democracy as a universal value. Prerequisite: Political Science 1 or Administration of Justice 50 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). May not receive credit if Administration of Justice 45 has been completed.

3 hours.
Transfer:
CSU; CSU/GE: D8; IGETC: Area 4H; AA/AS

   

 

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