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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
Cohen, Crystal Ch FH 112 7657
Ovetz, Robert F FH 102 7314
Paules, Marian H FH 112 7657
Proctor, Robert A FH 112 7657
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Fall 2014 80560 POLS 100 - Amer Polit Institutions 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 12:40-14:00 KTD SMN 229 Bellisimo, Yolanda
81594 POLS 100 - Amer Polit Institutions 08/18/14-12/05/14 TR 12:40-14:00 KTD SMN 226 Cheney, Paul
80729 POLS 101 - United States Government 08/18/14-12/05/14 M 09:40-12:30 IVC BLDG27 116 Ovetz, Robert
80730 POLS 101 - United States Government 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 08:10-09:30 KTD LC 038 Proctor, Robert
80731 POLS 101 - United States Government 08/18/14-12/05/14 TR 09:40-11:00 KTD SMN 224 Bellisimo, Yolanda
81338 POLS 101 - United States Government 08/18/14-12/05/14 M 18:40-21:30 KTD SMN 224 Cheney, Paul
80732 POLS 102 - Compar Political Systems 08/18/14-12/05/14 TR 11:10-12:30 KTD SMN 227 Bellisimo, Yolanda
80956 POLS 103 - Political Theory 08/18/14-12/05/14 TR 12:40-14:00 KTD AU 179 Ovetz, Robert
81340 POLS 104 - International Relations 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 11:10-12:30 KTD AU 102 Cheney, Paul
82319 POLS 117 - Middle East/Perspective 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 09:40-11:00 KTD AU 105 Paules, Marian
82320 POLS 212 - History/Politics Modern Asia 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 12:40-14:00 KTD AU 104 Cohen, Crystal
82272 POLS 249C - Independent Study C 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD Bellisimo, Yolanda