Political Science

Back to SBCC


The Political Science/Economics Department at SBCC offers a variety of courses designed to introduce the student to the rudiments of political science and economics as a discipline, as well as to enable students in either major to receive a solid basis for their continued efforts at a four year institution. Courses in Political Science range from introduction to the American Political System to introduction to International Relations, to Public Policy analysis, Political Violence, Global Studies, Model United Nations, as well as to Political Theory, Comparative Politics or Government and Politics of the Middle East, among others.

In Economics, the department offers courses in macro and micro economics as well as more advanced courses in International Finance. The department has also pioneered special programs at SBCC that include the Pacific Rim (China/Vietnam) Study Abroad program, the Washington D.C. Internship program, and most recently the Middle East Study Abroad Program to Istanbul in Spring 2007. The Department has also launched its Global and International Studies program in Fall 1998, enabling students to focus more specifically on the emerging trends of the new world order and study them in an interdisciplinary fashion, as well as the Middle East Studies Program in 2006, offering an AA in Middle East Studies for students at SBCC. For further information on specific programs, please see below.

International & Global Studies Program
Middle East Studies Program
Model United Nations

Back to topBack to top

721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394    Main Campus Phone: 805.965.0581    © 2018 Santa Barbara City College