Jan 30, 2023  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Physics

Courses are designated as PHYS in the class schedule. A “C” (2.0) or better is required in all prerequisite courses. Prerequisite requirements with exception of the grade requirement may be waived by the instructor of the course if the instructor is satisfied that the student is qualified to undertake the course.

  
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    PHYS 516 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (3)


    Fundamental principles of classical and quantum statistics. Non-interacting Boltzmann, Bose and Fermi systems. Superconductivity, BE condensation and phase transitions. Fluctuation and kinetic theory, interacting particles via Monte Carlo techniques. Laws of thermodynamics and applications. PHYS 520 recommended.

    Prerequisites: PHYS 310  or equivalent upper-division Thermodynamics, PHYS 510 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 520 - Analytical Mechanics (3)


    Advanced techniques for solution of problems in classical mechanics: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of the equations of motion, variation techniques, conservation theorems, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, numerical techniques, selected applications.

    Prerequisites: PHYS 330A PHYS 510 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 530A - Electromagnetic Theory I (3)


    Classical electromagnetic theory: boundary value problems in electrostatics, multipoles, electrostatics of macroscopic media, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell’s equations, plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation.

    Prerequisites: PHYS 330A PHYS 510 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 554 - Solid State Physics (3)


    Fundamental physics of matter in solid state systems. Crystal structure; metals (Drude theory, Sommerfeld theory, band structure, semiclassical model of electron dynamics, magnetic properties, phonons in metals); semiconductors and superconductors; experimental techniques.

    Prerequisites: PHYS 510 PHYS 555A .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 555A - Quantum Physics I (3)


    Principles and techniques of modern quantum mechanics, applications to simple three-dimensional systems, properties of angular momentum. PHYS 455 recommended.

    Prerequisite: PHYS 340 . Corequisite: PHYS 510 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 555B - Quantum Physics II (3)


    Advanced topics in quantum physics: scattering theory, electron spin, perturbation theory and applications, approximation methods for time dependent problems, systems of identical particles.

    Prerequisites: PHYS 510 , PHYS 555A . Corequisite: PHYS 520 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 581 - Advanced Experimental Physics (3)


    Advanced techniques of experimental physics. Experiments cover several areas of physics, such as atomic spectroscopy, optics, condensed matter physics, quantum mechanics and magnetic resonance. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory).

    Prerequisites: PHYS 340 , PHYS 380 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 597 - Project (1-3)


    Planning, preparation and completion of a project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master’s degree. Credit to be obtained only upon formal completion of a project paper approved by the department graduate committee. May be taken for credit for a maximum of three units.

    Graduate-level

  
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    PHYS 598 - Thesis (1-6)


    Planning, preparation and completion of an acceptable thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master’s degree. Credit to be obtained only upon formal submission of thesis. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    PHYS 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Open only to graduate students and only with consent of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires written approval of study plan by department committee and by instructor.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Requir

Portuguese

Courses are designated PORT in the class schedule.

  
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    PORT 101 - Fundamental Portuguese-A (4)


    Develop listening and reading comprehension, speaking, writing and cultural awareness to communicate on a basic level. Introduction to customs, culture and civilization of Portuguese-speaking countries. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: prior successful study of another Romance language.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    PORT 102 - Fundamental Portuguese-B (4)


    Continued development of listening and reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and cultural awareness to communicate on a basic level. Further study of customs, culture and civilization of Portuguese-speaking countries. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    PORT 105 - Introduction to Portuguese Language and Culture (3)


    Introduction to the Lusophone world through the study of the language, customs, culture and products of Portuguese-speaking communities. Develop cultural and communicative competence at an introductory level. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 214 - Intermediate Portuguese Language and Culture (3)


    Continued study of the language, customs, cultureand products of Portuguese-speaking communities in Europe, Africaand the Americas. Develops cultural and communicative competence at an intermediate level. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 105 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 301 - Advanced Portuguese through the Arts (3)


    Written and oral expression through the study of the visual and performing arts. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 214 ,  completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    PORT 310 - Portuguese in the Business World (3)


    Practical business-related terminology and the cultural and socio-political contexts of doing business in Portuguese-speaking countries. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 214  and completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 317 - Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)


    Free oral and written expression. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    PORT 320 - Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Culture and Civilization (3)


    Main currents of Portuguese culture and civilization and Brazil’s intellectual and artistic development from discovery to independence. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 214 ; completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 325 - Contemporary Brazilian Civilization (3)


    Readings and discussion to develop understanding of the social and intellectual problems, trends, and contributions to Brazil since independence. Present-day Brazil. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 214 ; completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 366 - Portuguese Phonology and Dialectology (3)


    Comprehensive description of the sound systems of Portuguese dialects. Introduction to principles of phonetic analysis and how Portuguese sounds are produced, how they fall into patterns and how they change in different phonological environments.

    Prerequisite: PORT 214 or equivalent proficiency in Portuguese.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 385 - Brazilian Cultural Communication Through Narrative (3)


    Brazilian narrative from cross-disciplinary (e.g. literary, historical, economic, social and political) perspectives. Conducted in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: PORT 214 ; completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    PORT 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Supervised projects in Portuguese language or literature to be taken with consent of instructor and department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit


Political Science

Courses are designated as POSC in the class schedule. POSC 100 or its equivalent is the prerequisite for all upper-division political science courses. Prerequisites may be waived only with consent of instructor.

  
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    POSC 100 - American Government (3)


    People, their politics, and power; contemporary issues, changing political styles and processes, institution and underlying values of the American political system. Satisfies state requirements in U.S. Constitution and California State and local government.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    POSC 200 - Introduction to the Study of Politics (3)


    Introduction to the study of politics and its foundations: power;war and diplomacy;government and its administration in the U.S. and internationally;institutions;law;justice;and ideology.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 300 - California Government and Politics (3)


    California state and local government institutions and politics, including direct democracy and current policy issues. Discusses the role of CA state & local governmentsin the federal system, including comparisons with other state and local governments.Satisfies state requirement in California state and local government.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    POSC 301 - Research Methods in Political Science (3)


    Quantitative research methods and research paper writing in political science. Introduction to research design, statistical measures and making causal claims.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 305 - Introduction to State and Local Politics (3)


    Importance of federal structure and role of state constitutions in state governance. Comparative study of political institutions, processes, and policy in the 50 states. Compare the operation of city, county and metropolitan governments.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 or HONR 201B.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 309 - Introduction to Local Government (3)


    Introduces students to the evolution and variety of local governments in the United States. Topics include urban political machines and reform, home rule, urban policy, local politics, planning, intergovernmental relations, and local government finance.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 310 - Political Behavior (3)


    Analyze issues and divisions in American politics, as viewed through voting, protestand other behaviors. Race, class, ideologyand parties.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 315 - Introduction to Public Policy (3)


    Federal domestic policy making. Structure, functions and relationships among American national institutions, including executive, legislative and judicial branches, media, political parties and pressure groups.

    Prerequisites: POSC 100  and completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 320 - Introduction to Public Administration (3)


    Introduces public administration through current trends and problems of public sector agencies in such areas as organization behavior, public budgeting, personnel, planning and policy making. Examples and cases from the Criminal Justice field. (POSC 320 and CRJU 320 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: POSC 100  and completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    POSC 321 - Research in Public Management (3)


    Research concepts, computer applications and information management applied to public administration and policy analysis. Instructional fee.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 . Pre- or corequisite: POSC 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 322 - Leadership for Public Service (3)


    Conceptions of leadership as applied in governmental and nonprofit sectors. Types of leaders; tools for leaders; leadership in public policy-making settings. Includes student project and extend leadership concepts; participation in CSUF Student Leadership Institute or similar activity. (POSC 322 and CRJU 322 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 POSC 200  or other course that fulfills G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 324 - Nonprofit Organizations (3)


    Introduction to the nonprofit sector, including the difference between public, for-profit and non-profit organizations, the history and rise of the sector, IRS tax rules and other government regulations, and best practices for nonprofit administration. Will highlight Orange County nonprofits.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 325 - The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (3)


    Politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict, concentrating on Israel and Palestinians. Historical roots of conflict, recent efforts to forge peace agreements and current politics.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 orHONR 201B,POSC 200or HIST 110B.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 330 - Politics in Nation-States (3)


    Compares patterns of political behavior and interaction in various political systems.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Category D.1;POSC 100 or HONR 201B

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 331 - Third World Politics Through Literature (3)


    Comparative political life and circumstances of developing countries as depicted in their literature. In this literature we see the political problems, cultural underpinnings and governmental structures as they affect Third World peoples in their struggle to survive and grow.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 or HONR 201B.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 340 - Political Philosophy (3)


    Major thinkers in the Western tradition of political philosophy from Plato to the present; the principal concepts and theories.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Category C.2; POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 350 - International Relations (3)


    Political relationships among governments and other participants within the global system: internal and external factors influencing foreign policies of the great powers, their allies and minor powers; role of non-state actors, such as the United Nations, multinational corporations and liberation movements.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 352 - American Foreign Policy (3)


    Formation and implementation of American foreign policy since 1945; the origins of the Cold War and the reasons for its end; debates about American grand strategy after the Cold War and 9/11.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 361 - Model United Nations (3)


    A practical decision-making course where students participate in the national MUN conference in New York and others in California. Current politics in the U.N. and delegate preparation, emphasizing the art of lobbying, negotiation, bargaining and diplomacy. Requires prior MUN experience.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 or HONR 201B.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 375 - Law, Politics and Society (3)


    Law as emergent from political processes, rooted within social norms and communities. Law as a feature of the modern state, a tool for seeking advantage, domination and/or liberation. An overview of legislative, judicial, administrative, and other political processes that produce law.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Category D.1; POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 381 - Religion and Politics in the United States (3)


    Relationship of politics and religion, especially in the U.S. The colonial and constitutional experience, Supreme Court decisions on religious issues, the principal theorists of moral discourse in the public forum, contemporary issues of concern. (RLST 381 and POSC 381 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 402 - Cal State DC (3)


    For students in the Cal State DC Internship Program. Learn about the culture, history, and politics of Washington, DC and how to prepare for a career in applied politics. Requires enrollment in Cal State DC Internship Program.

    Prerequisites: POSC 100  or HONR 201B , junior or senior standing; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 403 - Politics and Policy in Sacramento (3)


    Nature of policy making in California’s state capital. Persistent policy themes and constraints; current issues in education policy. Required three-day trip to Sacramento for seminars and policy briefings. Class times prior to Sacramento visit may vary.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Category D.1; POSC 100 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 404 - Capital Punishment (3)


    Issues relating to the use of capital punishment in the U.S., and arguments in support of and opposition to the death penalty. (CRJU 404 and POSC 404 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: POSC 100 , HONR 201B  or POSC 300 ; junior standing or above; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 405 - Campaigns and Elections (3)


    Modern political campaigns in America focusing on new types of candidates and electoral organizations; money, media and consultants; and methods of predicting and interpreting election results.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 407 - Polls, Statistics and Political Interpretation (3)


    Quantitative research methods in political science. Introduction to research design and statistical measures employed in analyzing social science research data.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 410 - Political Parties (3)


    Structure and methods by which the political parties operate in the American political system with some comparisons to their structure and operation in other democratic societies.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 411 - Art of Administration (3)


    Public administration as art rather than science. Administrative novels and other fictional literature, and other audio-visual media.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 412 - Practicing Politics (3)


    Politics as practiced and understood by practitioners of the art. Features guest lecturers and focuses on electoral politics.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 413 - U.S. Congress (3)


    Who gets elected to Congress, how it works and how it interacts with other institutions. Congressional elections, committees, parties, staff and how Congress responds to pressures and exerts influence.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 416 - Presidents and the Presidency (3)


    Presidential power, the resources on which that power is based and the limitations on the use of that power. Relations between the President and Congress, the bureaucracy, the press and the public.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 417 - Film and Politics (3)


    American politics from the 1920s to the present as seen through eyes of filmmakers. View films, read material relevant to films and write several papers linking film themes to the literature of American politics.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 421 - Government and the Economy (3)


    Regulation and deregulation of business. Industrial policy. Government taxes and expenditures. Emphasis on national government.

    Prerequisite: POSC 320 , any economics course, or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 422 - Human Resources Management (3)


    Civil service and the merit system; recruitment procedures and examinations; position classification, salary structures, retirement plans, in-service training, employee organizations and personnel supervision. Examples and cases from the criminal justice field. Emphasizes themes and topics from criminal justice. (POSC 422 and CRJU 422 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: POSC 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 423 - Diversity in Public Management (3)


    Issues in public employment related to gender, race and ethnicity, disability, veteran status, age, culture and other current topics. Focus on leadership, mentoring, recruitment and discrimination. Topics of current interest include representative bureaucracy, equity and intersectionality.

    Prerequisite: POSC 320  or graduate standing

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 424 - Health Policy (3)


    Health policy actors and processes in the United States. Roles of Congress, the President, bureaucracy and interests groups in health policy and policy process are explored, including an introduction to policy analysis. (PUBH 424 and POSC 424 are the same course).

    Prerequisite: PUBH 320 , POSC 320  or POSC 509 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 425 - Policy Analysis (3)


    Provides conceptual approach and skills required to understand and project the outcomes and effects of public policy; scope of approaches undertaken in policy analysis from both a political and an economic perspective.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 426 - Education Politics and Policy (3)


    History and expansion of public education in the United States. Roles of school districts and the state and federal governments in setting education policy. Current issues of education policy and public higher education.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 427 - Metropolitan Politics and Policymaking (3)


    Policy issues and alternatives in urban and metropolitan problem areas, such as law enforcement, transportation, housing or poverty.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 432 - Women and Politics: A Comparative Perspective (3)


    Relationship between women and politics from an international-comparative point of view. Considers theory and practice in its examination of the political roles, behavior, perspectives and expectations of women throughout the world.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 434 - The Asia-Pacific in World Affairs (3)


    Analyze international relations in the Asia-Pacific with a special focus on Chinese foreign policy, Sino-American relations and prospects for regional economic and security cooperation.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 435 - Civil Disobedience and Social Justice (3)


    The violation of law as protest. Definitions and types of disobedience and the policing and punishment of dissent. Analysis of protest as a strategy for social justice. (CRJU 435 and POSC 435 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: for CRJU 435  - CRJU 100 , CRJU 300 ; or graduate standing. For POSC 435 - POSC 100 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 437 - Latin American Politics (3)


    Systematic analysis of government and politics in selected Latin American states. Considers democratization, state structures, relation of politics to economics and alternative theories and approaches to comparative political analysis as applied to a region marked by ethnic and racial diversity.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 438 - Western European Democracies (3)


    Comparative study of the government and politics of Western European democracies, including their cooperation within the European Union. Analyze domestic as well as foreign policies.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 442T - Problems in Political Philosophy (3)


    Current issues and problems in political philosophy in the context of major global events and trends. See department for exact title and topics in a given semester. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: POSC 340  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 445 - Globalization, Justice and Democracy (3)


    Changing conceptions of democracy and social justice controversies spawned by early 21st century forms of globalization.

    Prerequisite: POSC 340 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 446 - Corruption, Ethics and Public Policy (3)


    Ethical problems that face persons in the public service. Practical decision-making.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 448 - Media and Politics (3)


    Structure and influence of the media in campaigns and in government. The relationship between media and politicians; the use of campaign advertising; and the stature and limits of investigative journalism.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 451T - Problems in International Politics (3)


    Selected problems in contemporary world politics. The evolution of U.S. strategy towards China and Russia, countries that have emerged as central concerns for America’s post-Cold War foreign policy. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 456 - National Security (3)


    Major theoretical approaches and debates related to national security; national security policy making; traditional and new security challenges.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 458 - The Vietnam Wars (3)


    Origins, conduct, consequences and legacies of the Vietnamese wars. (POSC 458 and ASAM 458 are the same course).

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 459 - Social Welfare Politics and Policy (3)


    American social policies, such as welfare, Social Security, and health care and the political environment in which they exist. Origins, implementation and reforms of current social policies, emphasizing questions of effectiveness and policy improvements.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 460 - The Chicano and Politics (3)


    Theory of urban politics and evaluation of issues that affect the Chicanos and American society. Evaluations and surveys will be made on political organizations in Hispanic-surnamed communities. (CHIC 460 and POSC 460 are the same course.)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 461 - The United Nations and International Organizations (3)


    Structure, functions and political processes of the United Nations, various specialized organizations such as the World Bank, and regional organizations such as the European Community.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 471 - Moot Court: Legal Practicum (3)


    Open to undergraduates only. Prepares students for competition. Legal research, writing, court strategies and oral argument; civil liberties law, cases and adjudication; appellate court review and amicus brief reading and writing. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units. (POSC 471 and CRJU 471 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: POSC 375.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    POSC 472 - Judicial Politics (3)


    Examines the United States courts and jurisprudence as a political body. Explores the politics, procedures and theories covering federal and state courts. (CRJU 472 and POSC 472 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: CRJU 100  and CRJU 300 , or POSC 375 , or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 473 - Constitutional Law (3)


    Powers of the courts, presidency, Congress and the states within the U.S. constitutional system. Judicial review, regulation of the economy, federalism, elections and gerrymandering, and presidential foreign and military powers.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 474 - Civil Liberties (3)


    Constitutional rights and liberties as found in the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment, with particular attention to free speech, religious freedom, the right to bear arms, cruel and unusual punishment, and sexual privacy. (POSC 474 and CRJU 474 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 475 - Administrative Law (3)


    Law as it affects public officials and agencies in their relations with private citizens and the business community. Case materials and regulatory practices.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 476 - International Law (3)


    Introduces the fundamentals or building blocks or international law and covers other selected topics that are traditionally identified as part of public international law.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 477 - Mock Trial: Legal Practicum II (3)


    Highly participatory seminar introduces students to legal research, legal writing, trial strategies and litigation techniques; criminal and civil law and procedure, cases and adjudication; public speaking. (POSC 477 and CRJU 477 are the same course).

    Prerequisite: POSC 100 or HONR 201B.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 478 - Urban Planning Principles (3)


    Seminar/discussion on conceptual themes and legal foundations of American urban planning. Policy areas associated with urbanization and suburbanization processes: land use, economic development, redevelopment, housing systems, neighborhood dynamics and growth management. (GEOG 478 and POSC 478 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: GEOG 361 , POSC 320  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 484 - Urban Planning Methods (3)


    Seminar and Practicum on methods in urban planning. Analytical techniques and basic data sources. Population forecasting, housing surveys, economic development, fiscal impacts and area revitalization. Individual and team projects. (GEOG 484 and POSC 484 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: GEOG 478  or POSC 478 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 485 - Women, Gender and Politics (3)


    Changing political environment and women’s role in elected, appointed and other public agencies; issues of particular concern to women, including family issues, comparable worth and other economic issues and political participation. (POSC 485 and WGST 485 are the same course)

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 487 - Gender and American Law (3)


    Examines American legal system using theory from feminist, queer and critical race perspectives, considering the effects of American law through the lens of gender. Topics include equality, reproductive health, work, pornography, violence, among others.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 491 - Applied Policy Research (3)


    Conduct independent research, under faculty supervision, on policy-related issues proposed by community partners, students and faculty. Research topics will vary each semester, but will be based within criminal justice, political science and/or public administration. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires instructor approval, by application and faculty referral. (CRJU 491 and POSC 491 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: for CRJU 491 - CRJU 100 , CRJU 300 , CRJU 340 . For POSC 491 - POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; POSC 321 ; or POSC 407 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    POSC 492 - Prelaw Internship (3)


    Acquaints students with the legal profession. A supervised working commitment of eight hours weekly with an assigned individual or organization. May be repeated once for credit. (POSC 492 and CRJU 492 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 497 - Internship in Public Administration (3)


    Work 12-20 hours per week as supervised interns in a public agency. Supervision by the faculty and cooperating agency. In addition, a weekly seminar.

    Prerequisite: POSC 320  or POSC 509 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 498 - Internship in Politics (3)


    Work 8-12 hours per week with elected officials or candidates for elective office. Individual supervision by the faculty and cooperating individuals. Meet with instructor by arrangement. May be repeated once for credit. Requires consent of instructor.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    POSC 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Open to advanced students in political science with consent of department chair.

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    POSC 501 - Political Science Research Design (3)


    Issues of measurement, design, sampling, experiments, qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

    Graduate-level

  
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    POSC 503 - Aging and Public Policy (3)


    Origin, development, and overview of public policies affecting older persons, families and service providers. Political administrative, advocacy and private sector involvements in employment, retirement, income security, health care, social services and housing of older persons. May include a service learning component. (AGNG 503 and POSC 503 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: AGNG 500 , POSC 309  or POSC 315 ; or classified graduate student status.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    POSC 509 - Foundations of Public Administration (3)


    Introduction to the field of public administration. Topics include the history of the field, the legal and political environment of public administration, organizational theory and practice, decision-making, systems analysis, performance evaluation and administrative improvement.

    Graduate-level

  
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    POSC 512 - American Political Institutions (3)


    Seminar in American Political Institutions. Covers the Constitution, elections, parties, participation, presidency, and Congress.

    Graduate-level

  
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    POSC 513 - American Political Behavior (3)


    Introduces the major issues of American political behavior within the field of political science. Voting behavior, partisanship, elections, and unconventional political behavior; empirical analysis of these topics.

    Graduate-level

  
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    POSC 514 - Seminar in American Political Development (3)


    Read foundational literature in the field, and study the development of America’s political system from the nation’s founding through the present, employing diverse emphases and methods. Requires classified graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    POSC 515 - United States Courts and Judicial Politics (3)


    The courts as judicial and political institutions, including their design, how they take cases and make decisions, and how other actors-such as interest groups and the public-also shape judicial outcomes and influence.

    Graduate-level

  
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    POSC 519 - State and Local Government (3)


    Structure, processes, functions and interrelationships of state and local governments in American society. State, county, municipal and special district government in California as compared with other states.

    Graduate-level

 

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