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Political Science

Academic Department: Social Sciences
Main Office: FH 101
Phone Ext: 7630
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

Political science is the study of government and politics. The major in political science is primarily designed for the student who desires a liberal arts education with a political science emphasis and who plans to enter a career in government service or public administration, seeks training for positions in the overseas agencies of the United States government, intends to pursue the study of law, or who wants to specialize in journalism or writing with an emphasis on government.

Career Options
Administrative Assistant, Attorney, Campaign Aide/Manager, City/County Manager, Claims Examiner, Congressional Staff Member, Consumer Protection Specialist, Contract Administrator, Customs Inspector, Diplomat, Equal Opportunity Specialist, FBI/CIA Agent, Foreign Service Officer, International Relations Specialist, Labor Organizer, Labor Relations Manager, Law Clerk, Legislative Aide, Manpower Program Specialist, Paralegal Assistant, Patent Examiner, Polling Specialist, Private Investigator, Public Administrator, Public Information Officer, Research Specialist, Secret Service Agent, Teacher, Urban/Regional Planner, Writer/Journalist

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

A.A. in Political Science
The Political Science Program provides transfer, general education, general interest courses, as well as an Associate in Arts degree. The Associate degree in Political Science is primarily designed for the student who desires a liberal arts education with a political science emphasis. Courses are offered at either campus to fulfill requirements for the major.

Department Phone: (415) 485-9630

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
Bellisimo, Yolanda FH 202 7446
Cheney, Paul A FH 203 7402
Ovetz, Robert F FH 102 7314
Proctor, Robert A FH 112 7657
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Spring 2016 11461 POLS 100 - Amer Polit Institutions 01/16/16-05/13/16 TR 14:10-15:30 KTD AC 240 Proctor, Robert
12133 POLS 100 - Amer Polit Institutions 01/16/16-05/13/16 MW 12:40-14:00 KTD AC 249 Ovetz, Robert
10237 POLS 101 - United States Government 01/16/16-05/13/16 TR 09:40-11:00 KTD AC 249 Bellisimo, Yolanda
11282 POLS 101 - United States Government 01/16/16-05/13/16 MW 08:10-09:30 KTD AC 245 Bellisimo, Yolanda
12015 POLS 101 - United States Government 01/16/16-05/13/16 M 18:10-21:00 KTD AC 236 Ovetz, Robert
10239 POLS 102 - Compar Political Systems 01/16/16-05/13/16 MW 09:40-11:00 KTD AC 102 Bellisimo, Yolanda
11780 POLS 103 - Political Theory 01/16/16-05/13/16 TR 12:40-14:00 KTD AC 238 Cheney, Paul
11781 POLS 104 - International Relations 01/16/16-05/13/16 MW 11:10-12:30 KTD AC 248 Cheney, Paul
11285 POLS 210 - War/Peace/United Nations 01/16/16-05/13/16 TR 11:10-12:30 KTD AC 103 Cheney, Paul
11577 POLS 249A - Independent Study A 01/16/16-05/20/16 KTD Cheney, Paul