2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Jan 30, 2023  
2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLSC 4 California Politics


Units: 3
Advisory: ENG 1A  with a grade of “C” or better and ability to read at the 12th grade level.
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. (UC, CSU)



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