PLSC 215 - Contemp Political Issues


Pass/No Pass or letter grade option. Minimum of 48 lecture hours per term. Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 838 or 848 and completion of READ 400 or 405 OR concurrent enrollment in READ 400, 405, or 415 OR appropriate skill level as indicated by the reading placement tests.

Description: Explores, within the constitutional framework, current issues of importance to well-informed citizens in a democracy, including goals and tactics of American foreign policy, presidential elections and campaigns, corporate power, criminal justice and individual rights, interpretations of the Founders' political philosophy, Congress. (Satisfies the American Institutions requirement.) (AA: Area E1 or E5b, CSU: Area D+US-2, UC: Area 4+US-2)

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College of San Mateo

Department: Political Science

Number of Units: 3

This description is for the Fall 2012 term