Courses

Here is the complete list of Political Science courses that satisfy general education requirements.

SF State GE Requirements – Political Science Courses

PLSI Title Fulfills

100

Understanding Politics (SJ)

LD: Area D: Social Sciences: D1: Social Sciences

106

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: Introduction to Political Economy (SJ)

LD: Area D: Social Sciences: D1: Social Sciences

 

150

Contemporary Moral/Political Issues (SJ)

LD: Area C: Arts & Humanities: C2: Humanities

 

200

American Politics

LD: Area D: Social Sciences: D3: U.S. and California Government

322

Latin American Policy Analysis (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

354

Politics, the Environment, and Social Changes (ES, SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

355

Politics and Ethics of Consumer Society (ES, SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

381

Political Theories of Sexuality (SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

386

Introduction to Critical Social Thought (SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

388

Politics and the Popular (SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

393

Anarchist Political Theory (SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

404

Politics of China (4) (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

407

Politics of Russia (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

408

Mexican Politics and Society (AERM, GP, SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

410

Middle East Politics (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

411

East Asian Politics (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

416

Ethnicity and Nationalism (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

419

Comparative Political Economy (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

430

Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Society (GP)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

466

Race and American Democracy (AERM, SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

560

Urban Poverty and Policy (4) (SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

580

Housing Policy and Planning (AERM, GP, SJ)

UD: D: Social Sciences

 

 

SJ – Social Justice, GP – Global Perspectives, AERM – American Ethnic and Racial Minorities, ES – Environmental Sustainability

Which Courses Count for what Breadth Field?

*Please note that, if you have already fulfilled your breadth requirements, any additional breadth class listed here can be used to count towards PLSI elective units

Breadth Field: American Politics

  • PLSI 460: Topics in American Politics* (4 Units)
  • PLSI 461: Voting Behavior, Campaigns, and Elections (4 Units)
  • PLSI 462: Applied Public Opinion Research (4 Units)
  • PLSI 463:The Politics of Immigration in the United States (4 Units)
  • PLSI 464: Race and American Politics (4 Units)
  • PLSI 465: Reason, Passion, and Political Behavior (4 Units)
  • PLSI 467: Politics and Community Organizing (4 Units)
  • PLSI 468: Women and American Politics (4 Units)
  • PLSI 469: Women’s Political Movements in the U.S. (4 Units)
  • PLSI 470: The Politics of Sex and Reproduction (4 Units)
  • PLSI 472: Civic and Political Engagement (4 Units)
  • PLSI 473: California Politics and Government (4 Units)
  • PLSI 475: San Francisco Political Issues (4 Units)
  • PLSI 476: The American Presidency (4 Units)
  • PLSI 477: Congress and the Presidency (4 Units)
  • PLSI 479: The United States Congress (4 Units)
  • PLSI 512: Urban Politics and Community Power (4 Units)
  • PLSI 603: Public Service Internships (3 Units)
  • PLSI 604: Internship Seminar (1 Unit)

Breadth Field: Comparative Politics

  • PLSI 307: Qualitative Methods in Political Science and International Relations (4 Units)
  • PLSI 328: Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions (4 Units)
  • PLSI 403: Cases in Comparative Politics (4 Units) * Formerly PLSI 319
  • PLSI 404: Politics of China (4 Units)
  • PLSI 406: Radical Right Politics: Far-Right Parties in Contemporary Europe (4 Units)
  • PLSI 407: Politics in Russia (4 Units)
  • PLSI 408: Mexico Politics and Society (3 Units)
  • PLSI 409: Russia and World order (4 Units)
  • PLSI 410: Middle East Politics (4 Units)
  • PLSI 411: East Asian Politics (4 Units)
  • PLSI 412: South Asian Politics (4 Units)
  • PLSI 415: Politics of India (4 Units)
  • PLSI 416: Ethnicity and Nationalism (4 Units)
  • PLSI 417: Gender, Equality and Politics: A Comparative Perspective (4 Units)
  • PLSI 418: Political Transitions in East and Southeast Asia (4 Units)
  • PLSI 419: Comparative Political Economy (4 Units)
  • PLSI 420: State-Society Relations in the Middle East (4 Units)
  • PLSI 421: Social Movements in the Francophone World (In French) (4 Units)
  • PLSI 422: Law and Courts in Comparative Perspective (4 Units)
  • PLSI 424: Social Movements (4 Units)
  • PLSI 425: Imagining Power in the Middle East (4 Units)
  • PLSI 431: Constructing Kurdistan (4 Units)
  • PLSI 435: Politics of Global Finance and Crisis (4 Units)
  • PLSI 459: Refugees in Global Perspective (4 Units)

Breadth Field: Political Theory

  • PLSI 309: Methods and Approaches in Political Theory (4 Units)
  • PLSI 351: Political Theory: The Classical Tradition (4 Units)
  • PLSI 352: Political Theory: Reformation to the 19th Century (4 Units)
  • PLSI 353: Political Theory: The 20th Century (4 Units)
  • PLSI 354: Politics, the Environment, and Social Change (4 Units)
  • PLSI 355: Politics and Ethics of the Consumer Society (3 Units)
  • PLSI 356: Political Theories of Neoliberalism (4 Units)
  • PLSI 357: Political Movements:Lessons from Freedom Summer (4 Units)
  • PLSI 360: Development of American Political Thought (4 Units)
  • PLSI 371: Marxist Political Theory (4 Units)
  • PLSI 372: Critical Political Theory (4 Units)
  • PLSI 381: Political Theories of Sexuality (4 Units)
  • PLSI 382: Politics and Literature (4 Units)
  • PLSI 386: Introduction to Critical Social Thought (3 Units)
  • PLSI 387: Non-Western Comparative Political Thought (4 Units)
  • PLSI 388: Politics and the Popular (4 Units)
  • PLSI 389: Latin American Revolutionary Societies (4 Units)
  • PLSI 392: Latin American Political Thought (4 Units)
  • PLSI 393: Anarchist Political Theory (4 Units)
  • PLSI 394: Political Theories of Work, Labor and Free Time (4 Units)
  • PLSI 396: Fascism and Communism in 20th Century Europe (4 Units) * Formerly PLSI 405

Breadth Field: Public Law

(Note: PLSI 478 is a prerequisite for PLSI 554, 556, 557, 561 and 609)

  • PLSI 308: Research and Writing for Public Law (4 Units)
  • PLSI 478: Judicial Process (4 Units)
  • PLSI 481: Race and Public Law (4 Units)
  • PLSI 552: Individual Rights and the Constitution (4 Units)
  • PLSI 553: Legal Issues (4 Units)
  • PLSI 554: Separation of Powers and Federalism (4 Units)
  • PLSI 555: Moot Court* (4 Units)
  • PLSI 556: Constitutional Law: First Amendment (4 Units)
  • PLSI 557: Constitutional Law: Fourteenth Amendment (4 Units)
  • PLSI 561: Jurisprudence (4 Units)
  • PLSI 562: Jurisprudence Writing Workshop (2 Units)
  • PLSI 610: Judicial and Legal Internship (3 Units)
  • PLSI 611: Judicial and Legal Internship Seminar (1 Unit)

(610/611 must be taken concurrently)

*PLSI 555: Moot Court May be repeated once for credit, but only 4 units may be applied to breadth.

*Please note that, if you have already fulfilled your breadth and senior seminar requirements, any additional breadth or senior seminar class can be used to count towards PLSI elective units.

  • PLSI 100: Understanding Politics (3 Units)
  • PLSI 105: Principles of Government and Politics (3 Units)
  • PLSI 106: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: Intro to Political Economy (3 Units)
  • PLSI 150: Contemporary Moral/Political Issues (3 Units)
  • PLSI 276: Public Lecture Series in Politics (2 Units) (Credit/No Credit)
  • PLSI 318: Modern Citizenship: Pundits, Podcasts, and Political Know-How in the 21st Century (2 Units)
  • PLSI 320: Political Forum: Current Topics* (2 Units)
  • PLSI 321: Development and Foreign Policy: Africa (4 Units)
  • PLSI 322: Latin American Policy Analysis (4 Units)
  • PLSI 325: Chinese Foreign Policy (4 Units)
  • PLSI 329: U.S.-Japan Politics (4 Units)
  • PLSI 342: Strategy and War (4 Units)
  • PLSI 362: Domestic and Transnational Sources of U.S. Foreign Policy (4 Units)
  • PLSI 373: Essentials of California Politics (1 Unit)
  • PLSI 395: Political Theory of Pedagogy (3 Units)
  • PLSI 430: Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions and Society (3 Units)
  • PLSI 492: Research Methods (4 Units)
  • PLSI 493: Data Analysis (4 Units)
  • PLSI 500: Labor and Government (3 Units)
  • PLSI 544: Women in the World (4 Units)
  • PLSI 560: Urban Poverty and Policy (4 Units)
  • PLSI 570: Urban Health Policy (3 Units)
  • PLSI 580: Housing Policy and Planning (3 Units)
  • PLSI 660: The Roles of Nonprofit Organizations in Urban Life (3 Units)
  • PLSI 685: Projects in the Teaching of Political Science (1 - 4 Units)
  • PLSI 699: Independent Study (by petition and consent of instructor) (1 - 4 Units)