Political Science Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • PS-102 American Government
  • PS-103 International Relations
  • PS-104 Introduction to Political Theory
  • PS-105 Comparitive Government
  • PS-106/AJ-121 Constitutional Law and the United States

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of historical and social science scholarship by gaining a comprehension of both continuity and change over time, positioning citizens and their country, especially its institutions, within the larger historical narrative.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the specific strengths, limitations, and biases of historical and social science scholarship by:
    • describing what historians and political scientists do through a recognition of the kinds of sources that are used and the types of questions that are asked;
    • identifying the difference between primary and secondary socures;
    • critically thinking about course content to formulate interpretations.
  • Develop effective communications skills by:
    • reading secondary and primary source materials;
    • discussing course content with the instructor and among classmates;
    • writing basic essay arguments using historical and social scientific eveidence.