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Political Science

Political science, the systematic and rigorous study of government, public policy and of the political behavior of individuals, groups, and institutions, is becoming increasingly crucial in a complex and controversial world. Most social, economic and moral issues have political implications; and governmental policy affects most aspects of daily life.

Golden West College offers two degrees in Political Science:

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FOR TRANSFER DEGREE

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Faculty and Contacts

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Chair: Maria Chovan-Nelson
Professor, College Success/Psychology
AA., El Camino College; B.A., California State University at Dominguez Hills; M.A., Loyola Marymount University.
mchovan@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51053
Office ADM 225

POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY

Margot Bowlby
Instructor, Political Science
B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.A., California State University at Long Beach; further graduate study:  University of California at San Diego.
mbowlby@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51286
Office ADM 227

Part-time faculty:

  • Craig R Becker
  • Charles Clinch
  • Stewart  A. Frame
  • Manuel T. Ontiveros
  • Shirin  Sahani