The political science program provides quality general education opportunities, which
enhance student learning by developing critical thinking skills and increasing student
understanding of the institutions and policies of American government, the importance
of ethics in political systems, as well as the role of citizenship in the democratic
The courses meet AHC, CSU and UC requirements. See specific course descriptions for
Building C, Santa Maria Campus
805.922.6966 ext. 3334
Fall & Spring:
Mon-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
Hours subject to change
Department Chair: Gary Bierly (ext. 3517) firstname.lastname@example.org
Department secretary: Cyndi Wheeler (ext. 3334) email@example.com
Full Time Faculty:
Jessica Scarffe, Associate Professor
Tel. 805-922-6966 ext. 3445
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