SRJC Course Outlines

8/13/2022 8:52:56 PMPOLS 20 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  POLS 20Title:  POLITICAL POWER  
Full Title:  Political Power: The Experience of American Cultural Groups
Last Reviewed:11/28/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An examination of how political power is expressed in government policy, laws, court opinions, social perceptions, social status indicators, and participation rates.  The experiences of at least three groups:  African American, Asian American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, and American of Middle Eastern origin will be explored, contrasted, and compared in this American Cultures course. From three to six groups will be examined and each will be given equal attention during the semester. Successful and unsuccessful responses to the government's use of political power will be analyzed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 1A or equivalent; Completion of PolS 1.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An examination of how political power as expressed in government policy, laws, court opinions, social perceptions social status indicators, and economic interests interplay and affect political participation rates.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for English 1A or equivalent; Completion of PolS 1.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1999Summer 2010
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D8Political Science, Govt, Legal Instutns  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1999Summer 2010
 4HPolitical Science:Govt and Legal Instutn  
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
 1.  Evaluate the interplay of governmental policy, laws,
     court opinions, social perceptions, social and economic
     status indicators as they contribute to political power.
 2.  Recognize that the use of governmental political power, negatively
     or positively, impacts groups with "minority status."
 3.  Describe the role of the American government(s), (local, state,
     federal) in shaping the experiences of at least 3 of the following
     groups:  African American, European American, Latino, Indigenous
     Peoples of the Americas, and Americans of Middle Eastern Origin.
 4.  Analyze the struggles of these cultural groups to attain political
     power.
 5.  Compare and contrast the successful and unsuccessful responses of
     these groups to changing governmental policies and strategies.
 6.  Synthesize information from multiple sources, and come to an
     understanding of the uses/abuses of political power toward these
     groups.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction
   A. Principles, values, and structure of American government(s).
   B. Major documents supporting and contradicting "A"
      1. Declaration of Independence
      2. U.S. Constitution
      3. Court case(s) decisions
      4. Legislative Actions
      5. Executive Actions
   C. Concepts and terms
      1. Democracy
      2. Political equality
      3. Political liberty
      4. Identity
      5. Racism
      6. Sexism
      7. Prejudice
      8. Discrimination
      9. Oppression
   D. Statistical data that measure socio-economic mobility of ethnic
      groups in political participation/power and economic success
II. Political Experiences of Identified Groups:
   A.  African American
   B.  Asian American
   C.  Chicano/Latino American
   D.  European American
   E.  Indigenous People of the Americas
   F.  Americans of Middle Eastern Origin
   G. Selected documents and essays to compare and contrast experiences
      over their struggle for political rights
   H. Compare successful and unsuccessful responses/strategies to
      changing goverment policies
   I. Synthesize information and data and draw conclusions on how groups
      succeed or fail politically.

Assignments:
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1. Regular attendance and extensive note taking in class is expected and
  assumed.
2. Read and study assigned chapters and articles (minimum of 100 pages
  per week) and analyze data for class discussion.
3. Conduct original research, read and write papers (1 minimum of
  2250 words) in response to assignments.
4. Prepare for and write 3 integrative essays (1000 words each) for
  mid-term and final exams.
5. Participate in class discussions, debates, and exercises as assigned.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 60%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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RED, WHITE & BLACK:  THE PEOPLE OF EARLY NORTH AMERICA, Gary B. North,
  Prentice Hall Inc. 1992.
RACE AND THE EARLY REPUBLIC, Revised ed., Michael A. Morrison and James
  B. Stewart, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002.
ISSUES IN RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER, The CQ Researcher, 2004.
WOMAN AND POLITICS:  THE PURSUIT OF EQUALITY, LYNNE E. FORD, Houghton
  Mifflin Company, 2002.
WOMEN AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION:  CULTURAL CHANGE IN POLITICAL ARENA,
  M. Margaret Gonway et.al., CQ Press, 2004.
WOMEN AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION:  HISTORY, INTERPRETATION, AND PRACTICE.,
  ed. Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach and Patricia Smith, Columbia University
  Press, 2004.
LATINO POLITICS IN AMERICA:  COMMUNITY, CULTURE, AND INTERESTS, John A.
  Garcia, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.
AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, David E.
  Wilkins, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.
ASIAN AMERICAN POLITICS:  LAW, PATICIPATION, AND POLICY, Don T. Nakanishi
  and James S. Lai, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2002.
VOICES OF DIVERSITY:  20TH CENTURY PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY AND
  GOVERNMENT, ed. Pat Andrews, Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 2000.

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