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Fall 2017

Section 0848 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 06 - Dec 06 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. The above section has a required web component.

Section 1338 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017
The above section has a required web component.

Section 1346 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 07 - Dec 07 2017
The above section is a late start class and has a required web component.

Section 1766 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 2556 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 06 - Dec 06 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. The above section has a required web component.

Section 3740 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 06 - Dec 06 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. The above section has a required web component.

Spring 2017

Section 4718 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 17 - May 09 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 8827 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Feb 02 - Apr 27 2017
The Study Abroad Program will be traveling to Florence, Italy in the Spring 2017 semester. Students must apply and be accepted into the Study Abroad Program in order to enroll in these courses. For further information, please visit the website, www.santarosa.edu/sa, or contact the instructor, Jeanette BenFarhat at jbenfarhat@santarosa.edu.

Section 8828 of POLS25
Introduction to International Relations -- : Feb 01 - Apr 26 2017
The Study Abroad Program will be traveling to Florence, Italy in the Spring 2017 semester. Students must apply and be accepted into the Study Abroad Program in order to enroll in these courses. For further information, please visit the website, www.santarosa.edu/sa, or contact the instructor, Jeanette BenFarhat at jbenfarhat@santarosa.edu.

Section 8829 of HIST4.1
History of Western Civilization to 1648 C.E. -- : Feb 01 - Apr 26 2017
The Study Abroad Program will be traveling to Florence, Italy in the Spring 2017 semester. Students must apply and be accepted into the Study Abroad Program in order to enroll in these courses. For further information, please visit the website, www.santarosa.edu/sa, or contact the instructor, Jeanette BenFarhat at jbenfarhat@santarosa.edu.

Section 8830 of INTDIS90
Study Abroad Life and Culture -- : Feb 02 - Apr 27 2017
The Study Abroad Program will be traveling to Florence, Italy in the Spring 2017 semester. Students must apply and be accepted into the Study Abroad Program in order to enroll in these courses. For further information, please visit the website, www.santarosa.edu/sa, or contact the instructor, Jeanette BenFarhat at jbenfarhat@santarosa.edu.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from San Francisco State University where I developed a strong interest in social justice issues. Social Science majors designed their own course of study around a central theme -- mine was justice. My senior thesis compared the treatment of minorities in Northern Ireland and Israel.

I received my Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley where I focused on the politics of the Middle East. My master's thesis examined the relationship between the Saudi royal family and the Wahhabis.

Travel has been an important part of my education. The most rewarding travel experiences I have had combined study and travel, whether studying Irish politics and literature in Dublin, exploring the Gandhian legacy with Gandhi's grandson in India, visiting farm cooperatives in the Basque country, or learning Italian in Italy.

I have also traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (Tunisia and Egypt), Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada.
 

Academic Experience: 

Golden Gate University, Adjunct Faculty, 1988-89
College of Marin, Adjunct Faculty, 1989-1990
Santa Rosa Junior College, Full-time faculty, 1990-present

Professional Areas of Interest: 

I teach Introduction to U.S. Government and International Relations. I'm particularly interested in the U.S. Court system, the politics of food, and political developments in the Middle East and Italy.

I taught in Florence, Italy as part of the Study Abroad program offered at SRJC. I'm happy to discuss this program with students interested in studying abroad.