Critical examination of the historical and contemporary struggle for the development of democratic political institutions in the United States at the state, local, and national levels. Particular emphasis given to the conflict between traditional elite’s versus historically disenfranchised social groups (women, people of color, and workers) in the conduct of U.S. political life.
Instructor Information: Scott Heffner
My education includes a BA degree from San Jose State University in
Radio/TV News; two MA's, one in Counseling and Psychology (Santa Clara University) and Political Science (San Jose State University)
Since 1993, I have been teaching in the Political Science Department at De Anza College and served as the Chair for three years; prior to that I performed specialized counseling, psychological services and learning services for senior adult and special education populations within the FHDACC district.
As of Winter 2012, I am an emeritus professor (retired), but will continue to teach online and on occasion, may return to the classroom.
Office Location: no office - retired; contact via email only
Office Hours: Virtual
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/
to login. Please note that you will be unable
to login until the first day of class
. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your
student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1
. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website
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