Course Descriptions

Political Science

POLS 319 Politics of Race and Ethnicity (3)

Cory Gooding

cgooding@SanDiego.edu

CRN 27           Limit 3 
3-week Pre Session (6/3 – 6/21)
M-Th              
1:00 – 4:15 p.m.                    
KIPJ-218

The course surveys the impact of race and ethnicity on social, economic and political issues in the United States. We will examine the political experience and engagement of Native Americans, Black Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and White Americans in both a historical and contemporary context. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 13.

POLS 444-01 Deception and Politics (3)

Evan Crawford

ecrawford@SanDiego.edu

CRN 28           Limit 35
6-week Mid-Session (6/24 – 8/2)
T & Th (& Fri., 6/28)            
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                      
KIPJ-218

The relationship between politicians, the press, and the public seems to be in a constant state of mutually reinforced suspicion.  This lack of trust and its relevance to democratic politics is far from a modern day dilemma. The first half of this course explores the role of deception in politics through the lens of Plato, Rousseau, and Machiavelli. All of whom wrestled with the morality and inevitably of deception, politics, and democratic accountability. The second half of the course uses contemporary research on misinformation and examples from the 2016 and 2018 elections to identify the effects of deception, from wherever the source, on democratic politics. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 10.

POLS 444-02 The Presidential Election (3)

Casey Dominguez

caseydominguez@SanDiego.edu

CRN 29           Limit 35
3-week Post Session (8/5 – 8/23)
M-Th              
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                      
KIPJ-218

Special topics courses offer an examination of a topical issue affecting politics in the United States. The course number may be repeated for credit provided the topics of the courses are different. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 22.