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Political Science
SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

1 THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
(CAN GOVT 2)
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Meets the graduation and transfer requirements for all majors to take a course in federal, state and local governments. Deals with how the U.S. Constitution and Government meet democracy's challenge in a world of change: plus California and local governments. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Political Science 155.

2 MODERN WORLD GOVERNMENTS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
History and political pageants of England, France, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Republics. Examines the changes from King Arthur's castle and colorful cathedrals to the Euro-
Communism after Gorbachev,the emergence of democracy,and the New Europe. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Political Science 156.

5 THE HISTORY OF WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Provides overall perspective of major political movements of history from the rising of Egyptian, Greek and Roman Empires to Fascism and Communism as seen by great political thinkers from Plato,Aristotle, St.Augustine, Machiavelli, Marx and Lenin. Acceptable for credit: UCLA.

7 CONTEMPORARY WORLD AFFAIRS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS RPT1
Deals with dynamics of geo-politics of international relations, causes of revolution, war and peace between major European powers,U.S., former Soviet Union, Peoples Republic of China and the Third World. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Political Science 225.

8 THE MODERN FAR EAST
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Explores political traditions, Forbidden City's palaces, golden pagodas of remote Tibet, rise of Japan and Pearl Harbor, Communist China and the Beijing Massacre of the “Democracy Movement.” Class ends in L.A. Chinatown's Buddhist Temple.

9 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN AFRICA
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
A comparative study of the governments and politics of emerging Africa, with its explosive background of slavery, imperialism, racism, tribalism, revolution, nationalism, socialism, and cold war competition, amidst the problems and challenges of building the world's newest group of nations.

41 PRINCIPLES OF STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours. CSU 2 UNITS RPT1 | Open to all students
Note: Required of all current student government officers.
Provides general training in parliamentary procedure, group dynamics, democratic procedures, and the mechanics of group process. Meets the need of potential student government and organization officers.

185 DIRECTED STUDIES
CSU 1 UNIT RPT2

285 DIRECTED STUDIES
CSU 2 UNITS

385 DIRECTED STUDIES
CSU 3 UNITS
Conference: 1 hour per unit.
Directed studies on a contract basis under the supervision of an instructor. Credit Limit: Maximum of 3 units may be taken for credit.

485 INTERNET RESEARCH
CSU 1 UNIT RPT2
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 2 hours.
Internet Research teaches how to use search engines; basic and advanced searches with Boolean and proximity operators; how to locate materials in various content fields; how to critically evaluate these sources; and how to use and cite electronic sources.

921 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 2 UNITS RPT3

931 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 3 UNITS RPT3

941 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 4 UNITS RPT3
Prerequisite: Employment in a field related to the student's major as verified by the signature of the Cooperative Education Advisor. Supervised training is conducted in the form of on-the-job training in an employment area that will enhance the student's educational goals. Limits to transfer credit: See Cooperative Education Credit Guide.

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