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Global Studies & Political Science

Welcome OCC Students!

If you are interested in taking a class with me, check out the current schedule of classes. You can also browse my courses and their descriptions below. If you are curious as to how they will transfer over to a 4 year or CSU, check out my guide! 

If you are a current student who is looking for our course content, please go to your Canvas account where you will find the syllabus, required resources, and assignment submission. 

If you are looking for my office hours, you can book a slot here or visit my schedule at aziff.youcanbook.me

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Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

This course is an introduction to the social, political and economic forces that have shaped modern society. Each week we will take an interdisciplinary journey through the regions of the world, exploring global issues affecting populations, past and present. We consider how territorial and social power structures were established (how the world came to be the way it is), in order to examine the ways in which diverse populations have experienced global phenomena differently.

GLST101

Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

This course integrates lectures and case studies to provide  an academic foundation from which students engage in informed conversation of various global issues.  We use  academic articles, press releases, news articles, policy papers and texts to better understand the complex interactions between diverse individuals, populations, states and the global community. We critically assess how our personal perspectives shape the news we read and views we develop.

GLST102

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Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

This course is an introduction to the academic discipline of international relations. We cover key theoretical concepts in IR and discuss how empirical evidence and key historical events relate to and inform theory. We focus on how nation states conflict or cooperate on issues of security and economy with special attention paid to how systems developed in the past adapt to the global issues of the present.

PSCI110

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Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

This is a hybrid section of POLI180: American Government. The course will have both synchronous sessions and asynchronous assignments. All readings, resources, and zoom recordings are accessible on Canvas. As a primarily international student section, this class integrates comparative components into the American Government curriculum to benefit from the expertise and experience that we each have. We utilize these unique personal perspectives on politics to help frame our discussions of American Government and its associated institutions, processes, politics, and issues.

PSCI180

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Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

Spring Semester Applications
Due December 15

This course is a survey of current issues and events in American and world politics. Throughout the semester, we will explore major topics in political science such as democracy, domestic policy, inequality and identity. We will compare and contrast American society to other regions, countries and cultures. There will be a focus on problems of current political significance which stimulate controversy in the political realm. Students are expected to reflect on their own perspectives and biases, while learning about others in an open, respectful and tolerant setting.  

PSCI101

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