American Government and Politics

Course Description

Critical examination of the contemporary and historical struggle for the development of democratic political institutions in the United States at the state, local, and national levels. Particular emphasis given to the conflict between disparate socioeconomic groups in the conduct of U.S. political life (e.g. traditional elites versus the historically (and currently) disenfranchised-- women, people of color, workers, immigrants, etc.) and the interrelationship among social equity, democracy and sustainable environmental conditions.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
45405 POLI 1 5SY M·W···· 11:30 AM-01:20 PM Nicky Yuen ADM119

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-04-08 to 2019-06-28.
POLI-001.5SY: Hybrid course. Access to the Internet is required. This class physically meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:20 PM. The instructor will be available online from 1:30 PM to 2:20 PM on Mondays. The online portion of the class is conducted via Canvas. This class involves 12 hours of active, hands-on, work making a difference in our communities. The course does not involve more time than a regular class.

Course Details

5 Units
Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
Not open to students with credit in POLI 1H.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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