The Political Science Department offers a full range of Political Science courses in American and State Government, International Relations, Comparative Government, Political Philosophy, and Chicano Politics. Our faculty guides students toward understanding the informal and formal institutions of government and examines subject matter in the following areas:
- Congress the presidency
- The judiciary political parties
- Interest groups media
- Civil rights civil liberties
- Foreign policy campaigns and elections
- Why do states go to war?
- What is the history of U.S. foreign policy and how is it practiced?
- How do international organizations work?
- How can states develop economically?
- What is democracy?
- How do other countries’ governmental systems differ from the U.S.?
- How does history impact a nation’s governmental system?
Through the examination of various political philosophers, students will examine such questions as:
- What is political thought?
- What is the role of and justification for the state
- How are concepts such as power, rights, and justice carried out?
- What is meant by the term Chicano?
- What is the history of Mexican-American and Chicano/a political involvement in the United States?
- Which political issues most affect the Chicano/a community?
The department prepares students to transfer and strives to improve their ability to read actively and to think critically.
Full Time Faculty
Juana Mora, Ph.D.