2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLSC 004 California Politics


Units: 3
Prerequisite Skills: Reading Level II.
Advisory: ENG 001A Reading and Composition  with a grade of “C” or better.
This course provides an overview of California government, politics, and problems. The course will focus on the historical and contemporary forces that shape the State’s politics, including the context of the U.S. Constitution and the national government institutions as well as the multifaceted components of diversity within the state. Included is the study of the three official branches of state government (executive, legislative and judicial); the three linkage institutions (the media, political parties and interest groups); direct democracy and campaigns; local government; and the state budget. Special attention will be given to current problems facing the governance of California and reform proposals. (CSU, UC)



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