Oct 06, 2022
POSC 102 - Public Policy/California Politics
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; US-2, US-3
Issues in American public policy, focusing on contemporary controversies (environment, poverty, etc.) California state and local government.
Equivalent Quarter Course: POSC 1202.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 Lower Division Social Sciences, American Institutions/Code US-2 and US-3
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will learn how California’s current governmental system came to be developed and structured.
- Students will examine key public policy issues in the past and current governmental eras.
- Students will analyze the role of the electorate in determining California’s future.
D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
US-2. U.S. Constitution Learning Outcomes
- specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
US-3. California Government Learning Outcomes
- Describe the development of the Constitution from the political philosophies of its framers to its later interpretation and amendment;
- Explain how the Constitution influenced the development of American political institutions and government;
- Explain citizen rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.
- Describe the role of California’s Constitution in state and local government;
- Explain the place of California’s Constitution in the evolution of federal-state relations;
- Describe the political processes that enable cooperation and conflict resolution between state and/or local governments and the federal government.
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