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***REQUIRED:  One large blank untorn “blue book” to be written in during the class hour.  Be sure to bring with you to the second class meeting.*** REQUIRED: “SSB”  Schmidt, Steffen, Mack Shelley, Barbara Bardes, American Government & Politics Today: 2010-2011 brief 6th Cengage Advantage

     ed., Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2011, [ISBN 978-0-495-797135] (new $20,00 used $20.00, LAHC). Amer Gov’t Resources/CengageSrceNet

REQUIRED:  “ Van” VanVechten, Renee, Calif. Politics: A Primer, 2nd ed., Wash. D.C.: CQ Press., 2012 [ISBN 9781452203065] (new $29.90, used $22.45)  

OFFICE HOURS IN NEA 179 (or NEA 124): TTh 2:10-3:10, Wed 12:35-2:00, Th 6:40–8:45 p.m. CONTACT:  use not 310/233-4583

ABSENCES:  One class hour of absence on or before the last day to drop a class without a W, Thursday, Feb.20 may result in exclusion from the class.

   Two class hours of absence on or before the last day to drop a class with a W, Thursday, May 8, may result in exclusion from the class.               

MAKE-UP QUIZZES:  Make-up quizzes are not available. Most students will want to take all twelve online quizzes, letters A through letter L.

    All students must complete at least ten 25 point online quizzes. A missed 25 point quiz means that the student has fewer quiz scores to choose from.

EXTRA CREDIT:  none is given, but a political engagement essay written in class explaining how individuals affiliate to groups for political purposes

   focusing on your own political engagement, attendance at a political event or service as a pollworker replaces a 25 point score in the schedule below.




     SSB Chapters, Pages, Topics, Links

 Topic and Van Vechten Chap / Pages

First two  wks writing and quizzes




SSB free online Chap.1:  pp. 4-11 / SSB chap. 1: publisher's outline Kinds of Democracy and Other Forms of Government

culture / politics / government / policy ssbch 1

3 Docs / 5 levels, / 3 branches / L.A. City neighborhoods / Rights videos Your districts  

Van, ch 1 pp. 1-5 / ch 3 pp. pp. 20 end-21, 24-27, 30-34, 36, 38 GDP, 38 million population, major parties, D/S, Prop. 13, immigrants=25%,

Wed  2/26 Th    2/27



SSB 6---Public Opinion, Political Socialization, Media--Forming and measuring values, beliefs and group identification (party loyalty 1/2/3)

pp. 116-127 center, 129 center-130 all, 134 end, 140 terms and #2, 3, 7

Van, ch 10, pp. 131-136 plus 147 center on the next decade latino majority political engagement / participation / roles of the media

Wed  3/5 Th    3/6



SSB 7---Interest Groups--individuals affiliating: pp. 142-153 top, 170, interest group, labor movement, lobbyist, summary #1-#3, GOTV

Van, ch 10 pp. 139-143 plus Van 10, 14, 16, 21, 32, 46, especially labor union views/business views

Wed  3/12 Th    3/13



SSB 7---Political Parties—individuals and groups affiliating with major or minor parties, or none at all pp. 154 top-170 terms and summary #1, #6, and page 171 #8, #9 / “tea party” (party loyalty 1/2/3)

Van ch. 9, pp. 113-121 plus ch 8, 108 Reps/Dems, ch. 11, 147 center, 148 center Latino majority by 2030. R and D, D/S, income, age, ethnicity, gender

Wed  3/19 Th    3/20



SSB 8---Elections—rules and individuals who vote and those who don’t vote, pp. 173 top-175 center, 180 top-center, 181 Stantis figure, 183 center, 184 end, 186-187, 192-199  2008 election 2004 election, CA “top two” primary; CA online voter registration; “national popular vote”

Van ch. 9, pp. 121-129 and Van, ch 10, 133-139 top esp. Latino turnout. Term limits, incumbents, 2000 Presidential vote, primary, general, special, partisan, nonpartisan, citizens redistricting comm.

Wed  3/26 Th    3/27



SSB 4 and 5---Civil Rights, Immigration and Civil Liberties

pp. 65-67,72, 74, 77, 79, 85-87, 89 terms #1-8, 91-100, 107-109,

113-114 terms and summary #1-8 / 30 human rts / notes 4 / (ct. s.g.)

Van ch. 2, pp. 10f, 14 top, 16 top, 19-20 and Van ch. 6, pp. 68-70 top 72 center, 73f, 74 end, 76 box gender, ethnicity, crim./civil cases, juries, jury duty

Wed  4/2

Th    4/3



SSB 12---Judiciary pp. 277-283 top, 287 top-293 end, 299-300 terms & summary #2,4,5,7 (notes) (triangles s.g.) (casesg) (juries) (Marbury)

Van ch. 6, 68-78 Separation of powers, three court tiers, juries, family law, jurisdiction, plea bargains  

Wed  4/16 Th    4/17



SSB 9---Congress pp. 201, 203, 205 end-207, 213-219 center, 220f, 225-226 terms and summary #1, 2, 4- 9 + pp. 255 last lines-256 top on pork and 266 center, plus p. 248, ch 10, on Speaker (cartoons) (Q & A)

Van ch. 4, 39-53 Separation of powers, comparison with Congress, bill becomes law, term limits. Also

Van ch. 9, 119-121 top Dems in majority v. Reps.,

Wed  4/23 Th.   4/24



SSB 10---Pres. /Gov. pp. 230-238 center, 239 end-248, 250 terms and #3-#9 (outline 10) (preslist) (case) + see assignments, chapter 10

Van ch. 5, 54-60 Founders / Framers, separation of powers, federalism, plural executive, budget

Wed  4/30  Th    5/1



SSB 11---Bureaucracy, p. 254-266, 270, 275-276 #1-3, 5, 6

(practice 11) (bureaucracy list #1) (bureaucracy list #2)

Van ch. 5, 60-67, plus 75, 121 Bur., civil service, plural exec. Depts: Justice, Ed., Finan.; EPA, DMV

 *Wed 5/7
 *Thur 5/8
 SSB Chap. 13---Domestic Policy (required for A in course)  301-328 # 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 **OR FOREIGN POLICY SCANTRON FOR “C”, or as practice for SSB Quiz J on Foreign Policy to be taken next week

Tu    5/14

W    5/15



SSB 14---Foreign Policy pp. 330-356 #9  (president photos/events)

(cold war) (ch.14 glossary) (foreign policy lecture notes )

Van pp. 1, 8-10 top, 26 map, 88f, 149 end GDP if Calif. a country / U.S. from Mexico (1848) / ports

Wed  5/21 Th.   5/22



SSB 2---Constitution) pp. 22-33, 35-36, 39-40, 42 #1- #5 (five docs) (doc study guide) (Jefferson footnote) (Hanson) (Madison docs)(all dates)

Van ch. 4 p. 39 Separation of powers / checks and balances, compare Constitutions of Calif. and U.S.

Th    5/29

Mon  6/2



SSB 3 & 1 (pp. 3-7) Federalism 44-47 top, 48-51, 53, 54 end-59, 60 end-61, 63 #1-4 & 6-10 (democ. by petition s.g.) (angels) (Constitution)

Van ch. 7, pp. 90-95 plus pp. 4, 8, 10 end, 75, 76f, 77f, 100, 102f, 108-109. Grants, prisons, Prop. 13

Tue   6/3- Mon  6/9


FINAL EXAM X or Y, especially SSB ch. 1, SSB ch. 2, SSB ch. 3

200 space Scantron to answer 50 multiple choice/matching questions

Van, all pages above related to class slo’s

choose / search  / 123/ 4/ 5/ all (Madison docs)


EARNING UP TO MAXIMUM OF 400 POINTS IN THE COURSE: up to 25 points may be earned on each online quiz, A through L listed above. A total of

25 points may be earned on assignments in the first two weeks. A political engagement in-class essay for 25 points--as will be specified—is required of each student.  Up to 50 points may be earned on Scantron exams, including the required final exam. Approved writing on a specific policy replaces a 25 point score. 


93%   A    370-400*    Must include online quiz for SSB chapter 13, domestic policy                 (quiz = 23-25 out of 25)

80%   B    320-369     May include online quiz score for SSB chapter 13, domestic policy            (quiz = 20-22 out of 25)

70%   C+  280-319     May include online quiz score for SSB chapter 13, domestic policy            (quiz = 18-19 out of 25)

70%   C-   280-319     May include 50 point Scantron score on the Foreign Policy Study Guide      (quiz =18-19 out of 25)

50%   D    200-279     May include 50 point Scantron score on the Foreign Policy Study Guide      (quiz =13-17 out of 25)

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                                    CHECKLIST OF STEPS FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

                                                                 *Upcoming Events*  
                                                          Online registration to vote in CA


First class

M 2/4, Tu 2/5

101. I logged in to a computer and, if appropriate, shared the Harbor College homepage “Register for classes” button with a neighbor, and if necessary, have updated my email address in the Student Information System.


First class

M 2/4, Tu 2/5

102. I located the Course Outline on the class website by typing nine characters—polsci001— without spaces in the  Google box in the upper right or left corner of the LAHC screen and I know the authors of the two texts.


First class

M 2/4, Tu 2/5

103. I have accessed the free online copy of Schmidt, Shelley, Bardes, chapter 1 and understand the assignments for the first two weeks in that chapter and in Van Vechten, chapters1 and 3, plus the online outline for them.


First class

M 2/4, Tu 2/5

104.  I will bring a blank, untorn large “blue book” to the second class and be ready to write in it about my study of material assigned from Kinds of Democracy and Other Forms of Gov’t in SSB ch. 1 and Van, Ch. 1, all  and pages in Ch. 3.


Second class

W 2/6, Th 2/7

105.  Today I will enter my four digit birth information at the instructor’s station in order to take online quizzes in the third session and I will verify that I have understood new LAHC stricter campus rules and class rules.


Second class W 2/6, Th 2/7

106.  Using the reverse side of the top sheet of the Course Outline, I will memorize the date given in the chevron for each war —Revolution, Civil War and World War II— before the next class meeting, using Factmonster, if necessary.


Third class

W 2/11Th2/12

*107.  I have decided to act on the opportunities to earn $105 as a pollworker or translator by calling (866) 899-8683 to register for a pollworker training class for the elections on Tues., March 5, in April, and on Tues. May 21.

For pollworker training to earn the full $105, call 213-978-0369

Scroll to photos, biographies, websites of the leading candidates for the
streaming video on Wed., Feb. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m:

Click for videos of same candidates from the L.A. Times


Fourth class

W 2/13Th2/14

108.  Complete the final assignment to total 25 points for the first two weeks. See Course Outline dates for Quiz A and Quiz B to earn up to 50 additional points in February, and so on through Quiz L and Final Exam in May/June.


Tu 2/12

2 p.m.

*109.  Webinar for HACU Summer government and corporate paid Internship application information.  RSVP immediately by creating an account at  Mentally declare your major.

Paid summer internship newsletter

Scholarships resource list


Tu 2/12

5 p.m.

*110. President’s State of the Union Address before joint session of Congress: 100 in U.S. Senate / 435 U.S. House. Visit the analysis from or the Associated Press news report by
CALVIN WOODWARD  posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at


Tu 2/26


111. First class session of #0748 “late start“ Political Science 041 Principles of Leadership in Public Administration and Policy (2 units, CSU transferable) meets from 3:30-5:50 in NEA 122 /124.


Fri. 3/1

112. Paid HACU summer government and corporate internship application submission deadline through  DO NOT indicate a preference for an agency or a corporation.


Tu 3/5

7 am-8pm

113.  Tu March 5 Primary Election including L.A. City Proposition A for an additional. ½ cent sales tax and votes for Mayor, Controller, City Attorney, City Council, L.A.U.S.D. Board and  L.A.C.C. D. Board of Trustees.


Tues. 5/21

7 am-8pm

114.  Tu May 21 General Election runoff for same positions if there is no majority winner in March.  Also includes at least two medical marijuana initiatives and may include a city-proposed proposition on the same topic.



115.  More  engagement opportunities



116.  I will attend the required final examination for this class for two full hours in order to complete the course.





Ø  In column 1, make a check to the right of #101, 102, 103, and 104 to verify completion. Then circle #107, #109 or #110 to show the date and topic of most interest to you. You will research it before the second class and write about it in your blank blue book during class.

Ø  With honesty, explain to a class neighbor your level of interest in any topics related to democratic government, non-democratic government or in any aspect of politics.

Ø  After examining the evidence your neighbor has provided, when the instructor says to begin and end, please use the paper he specifies to write one thoughtful paragraph using complete sentences evaluating the evidence given by the neighbor to answer the question given in the box below. Write only in the third person. Use no first or last names.


Evaluating all the evidence, does the neighbor show no interest, little interest or much interest in U.S. democracy—including federalism and separation of powers/checks and balances—or-non-democratic governments or in any aspect of politics? Consider the evidence given during your interview with your neighbor and the factors below. Write only in the third person. Use no first or last names

o   the exact location where the neighbor will prepare for this class during the following weeks

o   what the neighbor says are the total hours, days, times he/she will prepare weekly for class

o   any factors that may prevent the neighbor from fulfilling his/her study plans for this class.


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In accordance with Section 22 of the Drug-Free Schools and
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use of, and possession by students and college employees of illegal,
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The College maintains a drug and alcohol free awareness policy to
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Students and employees will be informed of the sancti on that
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including dismissal, or exclusion under applicable District Policies. In
additi on, an employee convicted of any workplace drug crime, must
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records which includes discipline records, within 45 days
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Students may submit to the College Admissions Offi ce writt en
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Within 45 days, the College Admissions Offi ce will make arrangements
for access and will noti fy the student of the ti me and place
where the records may be inspected.
Educati on records are those records that are directly related to
students and are maintained by the College. Students may not
inspect educati on records pertaining to parents’ financial records
and certain confi denti al lett ers or recommendations.
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educational records which the student
believes to be inaccurate, misleading or otherwise
in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
With the excepti on of grade grievances which are handled through
Administrative Regulation E-55, students may ask the College
President, or his/her designee to amend a record that they believe
is inaccurate, misleading, or in violati on of their privacy rights. A
student seeking to amend an educati onal record should write to
the College President and clearly identi fy the part of the record he/
she wants changed and specify why it is inaccurate, misleading, or
in violati on of his/her privacy rights.
If the College President, or his designee, decides not to amend the
record as requested by the student, the College, in accordance with
secti on 99.21 of the Code of Federal Regulati ons and secti on 76232
of the Education Code, will noti fy the student of the decision and of
his/her right to a hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally
identi fi able informati on contained in the student’s educati
onal records, except to the extent that FERPA and
California law authorize disclosures without consent.
If a student authorizes the release of his/her educati on record to
a third party, he/she shall provide a dated writt en consent to the
College Admissions Offi ce authorizing said release with a specifi c
list of the informati on to be released.
Federal and California law authorize certain disclosures of personally
identi fi able informati on without a student’s writt en consent.
One such excepti on is the disclosure of personally identi fi able informati
on to school offi cials with legiti mate educati onal interests.
School offi cials with legiti mate educati onal interests are employees
or agents of the Los Angeles Community College District who need
to review educati onal records in order to fulfi ll their professional
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able informati on that the College has designated as
directory informati on, which may be released without
the writt en consent of the student.
Directory informati on may be disclosed without a student’s consent
unless the student has noti fi ed the college that he/she does not want
all or portions of the directory informati on released. To do so, the
student must submit the appropriate District form to the College
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directory informati on not be released without his/her consent. This
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Pursuant to Board Rule 5201.10, the Los Angeles Community College
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(a) the student’s name, city of residence, parti cipati on in offi cially
recognized acti viti es and sports, weight and height of members of
athleti c teams, dates of att endance, degrees and awards received,
and the most previous educati onal agency or insti tuti on att ended
by the student;
(b) student employee records may be released in order to comply
with collecti ve bargaining agreements;
(c) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students or
former students may be released to the foundati on for each college
for college-related acti viti es at the discreti on of the College
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College that such informati on should not be released. The release
of this informati on is conditi oned upon the foundati on’s agreement
that such informati on will be released in accordance with District
policy and that informati on will not be released to third parti es;
(d) at the discreti on of the College President, the names, addresses
and telephone numbers of students from the College may be released
to heads of private and/or public insti tuti ons of higher educati
on, or their designees, for the purpose of providing informati on
to students regarding transfer opportuniti es to those insti tuti ons,
unless the student has indicated that such informati on should not
be released. The release of this informati on will be conditi oned
upon the insti tuti on’s agreement that student privacy rights under
federal and state law will be protected and that informati on will not
be released to third parti es.
5. The right to fi le a complaint with the U.S. Department
of Education concerning alleged failures by the
College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the offi ce that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Offi ce U.S. Department of Educati on 400
Maryland Avenue S.W. Washington, DC 20202-4605

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Students may be required to provide instructional and other
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shall be of conti nuing value to a student outside of the classroom
setti ng and shall not be solely or exclusively available from the

Recording Devices

State law in California prohibits the use of any electronic listening
or recording device in the classroom without prior consent of the
teacher and college administrati on. Any student who needs to
use electronic aids must secure the consent of the instructor. If
the instructor agrees to the request, a notice of consent must be
forwarded to the Dean of Academic Aff airs for approval.

Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the Los Angeles Community College District to
provide an educati onal, employment and business environment
free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
other verbal or physical conduct or communicati ons consti tuti ng
sexual harassment, as defi ned and otherwise prohibited by state
and federal statutes.
It shall be a violati on of this policy for anyone who is authorized
to recommend or take personnel or academic acti ons aff ecti ng an
employee or student, or who is otherwise authorized to transact
business or perform other acts or services on behalf of the Los
Angeles Community College District, to engage in sexual harassment.
Within the educational environment, sexual harassment is
prohibited between students, between employees and students, and
between non-students and students. Within the work environment,
sexual harassment is prohibited between supervisors and employees,
between employees, and between non employees and employees.
Copies of the District Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures
may be obtained from the College Compliance Offi cer, Nina Malone,
Seahawk Center 201. Additionally, all inquiries should be directed
to the College Compliance Office.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitt ed in any classroom or other enclosed facility
which any student is required to occupy or which is customarily
occupied by nonsmoking students. Smoking is prohibited within 25
feet of any building entrance.

Student I.D. Numbers

Students receive a district wide identification number, which is
not their social security number. This student identi fi cati on number
will be used in registration and to identi fy all records pertaining to
the students.

Why you should use your social security
number on your admissions application.
 To be eligible for fi nancial aid. You will not receive fi nancial
aid if you do not submit a social security number,
 So your GPA can be submitt ed to the California Student
Aid Commission to determine if you are eligible for a Cal
Grant, and
 Loan deferments are processed automati cally only for
students who have provided a social security number.
We, too, are concerned about your privacy. Your SSN will be
safeguarded and only available to offi ces that must have it to assist
you. We encourage all students to provide a social security number.
If you have any questi ons, come to the Financial Aid Offi ce in the
Student Services & Administrati on Building (SSA 114). We will be
glad to discuss your concerns with you.

Student Discipline Procedures

Community college districts are required by law to adopt standards
of student conduct along with applicable penalti es for violati on
(Educati on Code Secti on 66300). The Los Angeles Community College
District has complied with this requirement by adopting Board Rule
9803, Standards of Student Conduct [See below].

The District has adopted Board Rule 9804, Student Discipline
Procedures, to provide uniform procedures to assure due process
when a student is charged with a violati on of the Standards of
Student Conduct. All proceedings held in accordance with these
procedures shall relate specifi cally to an alleged violation of the
established Standards of Student Conduct.

These provisions do not apply to grievance procedures, student
organizati on councils and courts, or residence determination and
other academic and legal requirements for admission and retenti on.
Disciplinary measures may be taken by the College independently
of any charges filed through civil or criminal authorities, or both.
Copies of the Student Discipline Procedures are available in the
Office of the President.

Standards of Student Conduct
A student enrolling in one of the Los Angeles Community Colleges
may rightf ully expect that the faculty and administrators will maintain
an environment in which there is freedom to learn. This requires that
there be appropriate conditions and opportunities in the classroom
and on the campus.

As members of the College Community, students should be
encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment; to engage
in sustained and independent search for truth; and to exercise their
rights to free inquiry and free speech in a responsible, non-violent

Students shall respect and obey civil and criminal law, and shall
be subject to legal penalties for violation of laws of the city, county,
state, and nation.

Student conduct in all of the Los Angeles Community Colleges must
conform to District and College rules and regulations. Violations
of such rules and regulati ons, for which students are subject to
disciplinary acti on, include, but are not limited to the following:

Board Rule 9803.10. Willful disobedience to directions of College
officials acting in the performance of their duties.

Board Rule 9803.11. Violation of College rules and regulations
including those concerning student organizati ons, the use of College
facilities, or the time, place, and manner of public expression or
distributi on of materials.

Board Rule 9803.12. Dishonesty, such as cheating, or knowingly
furnishing false information to the Colleges.

Board Rule 9803.13. Unauthorized entry to or use of the College

Board Rule 9803.14. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of College
documents, records or identification
Board Rule 9803.15. Obstruction or disruption of classes,
administration, disciplinary procedures or authorized College

Board Rule 9803.16. Theft of or damage to property belonging to the
College, a member of the College Community or a campus visitor.

Board Rule 9803.17. The malicious or willful disturbance of the peace
or quiet of any of the Los Angeles Community Colleges by loud or
unusual noise or any threat, challenge to fi ght, fi ght, or violati on of
any rules of conduct as set forth in this Arti cle. Any person whose
conduct violates this secti on shall be considered to have interfered
with the peaceful conduct of the acti viti es of the college where such
acts are committed.

Board Rule 9803.18. Assault or battery, abuse, or any threat of force
or violence directed toward any member of the College Community
or campus visitor engaged in authorized activities.

Board Rule 9803.19. Any possession of controlled substances which
would constitute a violati on of Health and Safety Code section 11350
or Business and Professions Code section 4230, any use of controlled
substances the possession of which are prohibited by the same, or
any possession or use of alcoholic beverages while on any property
owned or used by the District or colleges of the District or while
parti cipati ng in any District or college-sponsored functi on or fi eld
trip. “Controlled substances,” as used in this secti on, include but are
not limited to the following drugs and narcoti cs: opiates, opium and
opium derivati ves, mescaline, hallucinogenic substances, peyote,
marijuana, sti mulants and depressants and cocaine
Board Rule 9803.20. Possession, while on a college campus or at a
college-sponsored functi on, of any object that might be used as a
lethal weapon is forbidden all persons except sworn peace offi cers,
police offi cers and other governmental employees charged with
policing responsibilities.

Board Rule 9803.21. Behavior while on a college campus or at a
college-sponsored functi on, inconsistent with the District’s nondiscrimination 
policy, which requires that all programs and activities
of the Los Angeles Community College District be operated in a
manner which is free of discrimination on the basis of race, color,
nati onal origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital
status, sexual orientati on, age, handicap or veteran status
Board Rule 9803.22. Any assemblage of two or more persons to 1)
do an unlawful act, or 2) do a lawful act in a violent, boisterous or
tumultuous manner.

Board Rule 9803.23. Any agreement between two or more persons
to perform illegal acts.

Board Rule 9803.24. A direct or implied expression of intent to infl ict
physical or mental/emoti onal harm and/or acti ons, such as stalking,
which a reasonable person would perceive as a threat to personal
safety or property. Threats may include verbal statement, writt en
statements, telephone threats or physical threats.

Board Rule 9803.25. Conduct which may be considered disorderly
includes; lewd or indecent attire or behavior that disrupts classes
or college activities; breach of the peace of the college; aiding, or
inciting another person to breach the peace of college premises or

Board Rule 9803.26. Theft or abuse of computer resources including
but not limited to: a) Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or
change the contents, or for any other purpose. b) Unauthorized
transfer of a file. c) Unauthorized use of another individual’s
identification and password. d) Use of computing facilities to
interfere with the work of a student, faculty member or college
official, or to alter college or district records. e) Use of unlicensed
software. f) Unauthorized copying of soft ware. g) Use of computi ng
faciliti es to access, send or engage in messages which are obscene,
threatening, defamatory, present a clear and present danger, violate
a lawful regulati on and/or substantially disrupt the orderly operati on
of a college campus. h) Use of computing facilities to interfere with
the regular operation of the college or district computing system.

Board Rule 9803.27. Conduct while present on a college campus or at
a location operated and/or controlled by the District or at a District sponsored
event, which is prohibited by local, State, or federal law.

Board Rule 9803.28 Academic Dishonesty. Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to, the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another individual to assume one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade.

Board Rule 9804. Every person who, by physical force, willfully
obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, any student or teacher seeking to
att end or instruct classes at any of the campuses or facilities owned,
controlled or administered by the Board of Trustees of Los Angeles
Community College District, is punishable by a fine not exceeding
fi ve hundred dollars ($500) or imprisonment in a county jail not to
exceed one year, or by both such fi ne and imprisonment. As used
in this secti on, “physical force” includes, but is not limited to, use
of one’s person, individually or in concert with others, to impede
access to or movement within or otherwise to obstruct the students
or teachers of the classes to which the premises are devoted.
Board Rule 9805. Every person who att empts to cause, or causes,
any offi cer or employee of the Los Angeles Community Colleges or
any public offi cer or employee to do, or refrain from doing, any act
in the performance of his/her duti es, by means of a threat to infl ict
any injury upon any person or property, is guilty of a public off ense.
Board Rule 9805.10. Every parent, guardian, or other person who
assaults or abuses any instructor employed by the District in the
presence or hearing of a community college student or in the
presence of other community college personnel or students and at
a place which is on District premises or public sidewalks, streets, or
other public ways adjacent to school premises, or at some other place
where the instructor is required to be in connecti on with assigned
college acti viti es is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Board Rule 9806. Conduct which poses a threat of harm to the
individual and/or to others. This includes, but is not limited to, the
following types of conduct: Unsafe conduct in connection with a
Health Services Program (e.g. Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.); failure
to follow safety directions of District and/or College staff ; willful
disregard to safety rules as adopted by the District and/or College;
negligent behavior which creates an unsafe environment.





Login to computer at<> to allow neighbor to retrieve his/her LAHC “88” number via the blue “Register for Classes” button

Type, enter 88 number and 4 digit birth information to

Access the Student Information System / select Main Menu / edit your personal email address / then access your <> address

If you do not see your <> address, notify Dean David Ching at chingdm


Electronic access to textbooks and other publisher’s resources

$24.99 Schmidt/Shelley/Bardes,  American Government & Politics Today: 2010-2011 brief 6th Cengage Advantage ISBN 978-0-495-797135

      -----FREE SSB CHAPTER 1      -----Companion website for students              -----Topic-by-topic resources/questions


$11.95 Renée Van Vechten , California Politics, CQ Press ISBN: 978-1-452203065


Free Microsoft OutlookWindows Live web apps:  email, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and OneNote notebooks:

  Access,  Username = your 88 number    Password = 4 digit birth information

  Do not log into your personal Microsoft Outlook Windows or Hotmail accounts while accessing your student. account

“Dallas” =  in the internet address box access       Username = laharborcusgo        Password=laharborf11

In the upper left or upper right Google box, type <polsci001> to access the Course Outline and left side class Navigation bar.

     Access “Home”, scroll to the bottom chart with colors for each of five levels.  Scroll up to the top chard with colors for three branches.

     From the left Navigation bar access “Assignments:  First Two Weeks” for the Political Engagement assignment and more digital resources








Interview and write one paragraph in class-- Of how much importance (little, some, much) to your neighbor in class is education?
--Was evidence provided?   --From what source?



    p. 835

Kinds of government: SSB 4m end - 5m top including photo

    Van, ch. 3, pp. 20, 22, 24 25-27, 29

  • Democratic vs. non- democratic
  • Direct democracy vs. representative democracy 
  • Kinds of direct democracy
  • Dallas, first lesson,” Introduction” parts 9 and 10
  • Dallas, first lesson, “Interactives” numbers 2 and 3


List requirements of democracy in class

List examples of non-democratic governments in class

See Course Outline, p. 835 end for questions 301-307

Follow directions for Dallas, first lesson interactive

  numbers 2 and 3



    p. 837

    p. 838

FEDERALISM:  state , national governments (box at end)

SEPARATION OF POWERS:  legislature branch,

  executive branch, judicial branch (box at top)

U.S. Constitution, Republic--not direct democracy,  Federalism, Separation of Powers


Which levels of U.S. government makes education decisions?

Which branches of U.S. government makes education decisions?

Which branches Calif. government makes education decisions?

What are the houses of the legislative branch in D.C. & Sacto.?







Poster from CSUDH Labor and Social Justice Fair
Poster from 9 to 5: Paid Sick Days: Healthy Families

Flyer from Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition --- Labor Day Parade, Wilmington, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Broad and “E” Street to Banning Park, PCH / Eubank

UFCW vs. Food Employers Council

NRA vs. Brady Campaign


What have been the accomplishments of the labor movement?

What are the challenges facing the labor movement?

Do employee demands threaten to delay economic recovery?

Can the U.S. middle class survive in a globalized economy?

Assess the factors contributing to the success of a group.

Evaluate the costs and benefits of interest group activities

more questions


Click here for the LACCD STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT from the LAHC CATALOG, pages 7-10 which guide this class.

To help pay college expenses, call the Financial Aid Office at (310) 233-4320 or visit SSA, Room 114,

If arriving late to class, go to the LAHC Checkout Counter in the LAC at the rear of the library building.  Scan or manually enter your student i.d. into the Accutrack system to record your login and logout times. Request the DVD for New Los Angeles or Made in Los Angeles, or one of four  DVDs for the lessons from the 26 lessons from the ITV course, “Political Science--Framework for Democracy” It is a study of the U.S. Constitution and the major principles, institutions, and policies of the American Federal system. (All DVDs are closed captioned). Bring your notes to receive the instructor’s initials and credit for attendance before the end of the class hour to which you arrived late.

To enroll in ITV Political Science 1 and some other classes that may be full at LAHC, visit

 or Google “itv mission college” and from left menu select “schedule” then “class locations and schedule.”


Free SSB Chapter 1 / from Cengage Brain



     District Academic Dishonesty Policy


9803.28 Academic Dishonesty. Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to, the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another individual to assume one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade.

Click here the for LACCD STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT from the LAHC CATALOG, pages 7-10 which guide this class.


                                                                           Day 1 Education       

Education Pays:  More education leads to higher earnings and to lower unemployment        / unemployment-education chart  
                                                          /    school

Interview / write one paragraph - How much does your neighbor in class value education?

Log in / obtain 88 number if not available

Type, enter 88 number and 4 digit birth information 

                                                                       Day 1 Interest groups    /   NRA     /      car wash   /   UFW










Day 1  Textbooks and reading for

  • writing in class
  • online quizzes

SSB at

ISBN: 978-0-49579-713-5 











Van Vechten

ISBN: 978-1-4522-0306-5






Not available



  • Homework:  types of democracy and other forms of government

Free SSB chapter 1, pp. 2-10 and interactives below
Van Vechten, chapter 1, pp. 1-3 + p. 4 box, chapter 3, pp.  20, 22 24 center, 27 end and 29 and 15, 19 n.4 on Prop. 13

Reading / viewing for the political engagement assignment  

Class quiz, intro SSB ch. 1 immigrant and ethnicity Van and cl/cr SSB 4/5 ethnicity - Van 

foreign born pp. 3 end and 5 top 

Asian CA/US cp

Black CA/US cp 

cp with Van ch. 10 voting and SSB 5 on population circles 

Intro:  images, lists  /links weeks one and two / tasks=digital resources / essay (b & w, page 835) (old) (from student) (intro - marijuana) (questionnaire - close to politics) (maps) (companion site for students [?])


[March 15, UCLA QTR. ENDS]


January 19, 2013, 2:30-4:30 p.m 

Pacific Unitarian Church 

5621 Montemalaga Dr., RPV, CA 





Clean Water Clean Beaches proposed assessment special election










First day to request vote by mail ballot  02/04/13    04/22/13

Last day to register to vote                     02/19/13    05/06/13




·         Long before the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 the residents of the 13 British colonies were accustomed to having power to govern themselves because the English left them alone.


·         After General George Washington defeated the British, he and other founders of the United States became the framers of the U.S. Constitution written by James Madison to create a new government that was divided into three branches--legislative branch, executive branch and judicial branch under the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances. The case of Marbury v. Madison proclaimed the power of judicial review for the courts


·         Under the principle of federalism in the U.S. Constitution that went into effect in much power remained in the hands of the states, not the national government.  After the U.S. Constitution went into effect in 1789, James Madison kept his promise and wrote the Bill of Rights to protect the rights of people and of the states.


The U.S. Constitution including separation of powers and federalism and the Bill of Rights continue to guide our government today.














First class


101. By interviewing and examining evidence, I have determined how much importance—little, some, or much—my neighbor in class puts on education.


First class


102  I have written one paragraph provided three supporting arguments showing how much importance —little, some, or much—my neighbor in class puts on education.


First class


103  Using the reverse side of the paragraph I wrote, I to memorized the date given in the chevron for each war-- Revolution, Civil War and World War II.

First class


104. I logged into a computer and, if appropriate, shared the Harbor College homepage “Register for classes” button with a neighbor.

First class


105. I have located the class website by typing nine characters, without spaces in Google—polsci001--and am able to find  reading assignments for the next class and weeks following..

First class


106. I know the names and/or authors of the two texts for the class and know how to locate the free online copy of Schmidt, Shelley, Bardes, chapter 1

First class


107. I will bring a blank, untorn large “blue book” to the second class and be ready to write in it about my study of material assigned from Kinds of Democracy and Other Forms of Gov’t in SSB ch. 1 and Van, Ch. 1 and 3 pages

Wed  2/8

Begins 3:30

Ends (?)


108. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, I will attend at least a part of the public meeting of the

L. A. Community College Board of Trustees in the Music Building Recital Hall (MU 101) and will write the answer the question given in class.

Wed 3/29

5 – 7:30 p.m


109. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, I will attend at least a part of the public Los Angeles City Mayoral Debate in the Music Recital Hall (MU 101) and will write the answer to the question given in class.

Tue 4/10



110. I will become engaged with the candidates for the Tuesday, April 10 local elections such as for the Long Beach Unified School District and the Long Beach Community College District

Tue 5/29 –

Tue 6/4


111. I will attend the required final examination for this class for two full hours in order to complete the course.

Tue 6/5


112. I will become engaged with the candidates for the Tuesday, June 5 Presidential and statewide Open Primary”top two” elections for the U.S. House of Representatives and California