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Josue Franco, Ph.D.

Josue Franco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science


  • History Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info:

Phone: 619-660-4253
Office: F-515
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 9:15pm or by Appointment



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POSC 120  Introduction to Political Analysis

Course Notes:

  • Spring 2019:
    • POSC 120 (#4365) Politics & Political Analysis - Mon - Wed 
      9:30am-10:45am - Room F-512
    • POSC 120 (#5015) Politics & Political Analysis - Tue - Thu 
      11:00am-12:15pm - Room F-514
  • Course Description:
    • The primary aim of this course is to assist the student/citizen in the development of a set of skills which can be helpful in analyzing political situations in the world today. In order to accomplish this objective, students will be introduced to the basic approaches, perspectives, techniques and models of the political scientist. Accordingly, this course covers some universal aspects of political stability and change, ideologies, conflicts, institutions, political economy and issues. Basic approaches, perspectives and techniques of the political scientist.


POSC 121  Introduction to US Government & Politics

Course Notes:

  • Spring 2019:
    • POSC 121 (#5756) Intro to U.S. Govt & Politics - Online
    • POSC 121 (#5757) Intro to U.S. Govt & Politics - Tue - Thu 
      9:30am-10:45am - Room F-514
  • Course Description:
    • Analysis of the evolution of the structures and functions of the U.S. and California political systems from the time of the nation’s founding to the current day in what is now the United States. Emphasis is on the continuity and uniqueness of the American political experience and how that experience has derived from other political cultures. This will be examined in the context of the larger cultural, economic, and sociological forces shaping the U.S. political system. Attention will be given to significant events affecting the evolution of the U.S. political system since its founding. The development and evolution of the U.S. Constitution and policy making role of traditional political institutions such as the presidency, the Congress, and the judiciary will be explored. The impact of other political forces such as mass movements, the media, the bureaucracy, interest groups, and ethnic and social groups will be examined. Topics will be illustrated through reference to actual political events occurring as the course progresses. 
POSC 130  Introduction to International Relations

Course Notes:

  • Spring 2019:
    • POSC 130 (#4366) Intro International Relations - Tue - Thu 
      12:30pm-1:45pm - Room F-507
  • Course Description:
    • Survey of the field of international relations. Students will be introduced to the major theories of international relations and will learn to apply them to contemporary problems in world politics. Issues examined include global peace and security, international political economy, international law and organization, sustainable development, and human rights.

Last Updated: 02/26/2019
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  • Cuyamaca
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