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.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, and completion of, or concurrent enrollment
in, any READ 400-level course.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E1, E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D and US-1 and US-2), UC* (IGETC Area 4)