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Joe Braunwarth

Joe Braunwarth


  • Political Economy

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Phone: 619-644-7514
Office: 515B
Office Hours: TTh 9:45-11:00, 1:45-3:00



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POSC 120  Introduction to Politics and Political Analysis

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This course will introduce you to the world of politics.  Essentially, what you will learn in this course is how to "see politically".  Politics is much more than the competition for office or what we see on the news. While these are of course important, they only represent the tip of the political iceberg. While you may find very few advertisements for political scientists in the want ads, the study of political science helps us to understand the deeper forces and structures that shape the world in which we live.  This course will help you to make sense of how we arrived at where we are now, and where we might be or even should be going in the future.  Indeed, this course assumes that there are alternative ways of looking at and dealing with fundamental sociopolitical issues and problems and will examine contemporary society in this context.
POSC 121  Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

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POSC 124  Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

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POSC 140  Introduction to California Governments and Politics

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POSC 150  Introduction to Political Theory

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It is what it is; you are what you it; and there are no mistakes. - Tom Robbins

I am an Professor of Political Science in the  Political Economy Department at Grossmont College.  
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"People who expect to be ignorant and free expect what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson

"...why am I so interested in politics?  If I were to answer you very simply I would say this: why shouldn't I be interested?  That is to say, what blindness, what deafness, what density of ideology would have to weigh me down to prevent me from being interested in what is probably the most crucial subject of our existence, that is to say, the society in which we live, the economic relations in which it functions, and the system of power which defines the regular forms and regular permissions and prohibitions of our conduct?  The essence of our life consists, after all, of the political functioning of the society in which we find ourselves." (Michel Foucault)

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Last Updated: 09/03/2019
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