PLSC 210 - American Politics


NOTE: The transfer articulation of CSM’s PLSC 200 and PLSC 210 has changed effective Fall 2016. Please see for new transfer information.

Letter grade. Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, any READ 400 level course.

Description: The historical and constitutional development of the foundations of the United States political institutions and the dynamics of governmental decision-making processes from the colonial era to the present. Examination of the various sources of political attitudes, roles, and behaviors of political participants and ways political decisions are made by the different units of government. This course is designed to satisfy the CSU requirements US 1 (US History and American Ideals) and US 2 (US Constitution). Note: Upon transfer to a U.C. campus, students who have completed both PLSC 200 and PLSC 210 will receive transfer credit for only one 3-unit course. (AA: Area E1 or E5b, CSU: Area D+US-1+US-2, UC: Area 4+US-1+US-2)

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College of San Mateo

Department: Political Science

Number of Units: 3

This description is for the Spring 2018 term