Political Science is a community and academic major within the Social and Behavioral Sciences Academic and Career Pathway at Cuyamaca College.
The motto of our program is: "With you every step of the way".
Our vision is to inspire publicly spirited and scholarly minded students, ensure every student enrolled at Cuyamaca College has the opportunity to successfully complete an introductory course in political science, U.S. politics, California politics, international politics, comparative politics, and political science research methods, and support every declared political science major to successfully earn their Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) degree.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality instructional experience for all students in face-to-face, online, and hybrid settings; and serve as effective academic, co-curricular, extracurricular, and career mentors to students who are declared political science majors.
2020 is an unprecedented year: a global pandemic, virus-induced economic recession, reemergence of calls for racial justice, the election of a new President of the United States, and an uncertain future.
I'll be the first to admit it: 2020 was straining. To help with a fresh start in Spring 2021, if you or a family member or friend needs to complete a Political Science course, I am offering the following CSU and UC transferrable courses this upcoming Spring 2021.
1st 8-week session: February 1, 2021 to March 27, 2021
2nd 8-week session: April 5, 2021 to May 29, 2021
Semester session: February 1, 2021 to June 7, 2021
Times are hard, but I continue to welcome you in joining me in any of these courses. My courses are designed to be informative and practically meaningful. And I strive to be helpful and flexible to meet students where they are.
Josh Franco, Ph.D.
iPoliSci.com is a website for students who are interested in learning more about political science at Cuyamaca College. The website includes information for students in general, and particularly declared political science majors.
iPoliSci.com consists of several pages about exploring, planning, earning, and transferring with your Associates of Arts - Transfer (AA-T) degree in political science. For your first time navigating the website, I recommend visiting the webpages in the following order:
Yes, you can schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Josh Franco, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cuyamaca College.
As a first-generation college graduate, introducing political science to the next generation of leaders and scholars is his mission.
He earned his PhD and MA in political science and BA in public policy from the University of California, Merced.
He also holds AA degrees in economics and political science from Cerritos College. His research interests include American politics and pedagogy.
Additionally, he has five years of professional experience working in the California State Capitol and US Congress.