The Department of Political Science & Global Studies supports various student and faculty centered committees and publications. The common theme for each is social justice.
The Vista Series is an organic and fluid series of workshops and activities which focus on the academic, intellectual and personal development for all the individuals who make up the CRC community. Some of the objectives include fostering intellectual stimulation, professional development, and personal enrichment for all students and staff on a variety of topics by bringing together staff, faculty, students, and the surrounding Elk Grove-South Sacramento communities with the aim of facilitating and fostering new relationships and interdisciplinary alliances; providing CRC students with a more well-rounded college experience which includes ready access to academic and intellectual activity outside the classroom, and which may promote student success, persistence, and learning outcomes; and fostering a culture of engagement.
Perceptions meets once a month to discuss select readings on various regions of the world. Typically the group discusses one or two chapters or articles each month. The objectives for Perceptions are to read academic essays, articles and literature focused on a particular region; achieve a greater understanding of the people and the geography of a particular region; engage intellectually with CRC students and colleagues from a variety of disciplines; understand oneself better as a result of understanding the world better.
A film series of international proportions whose objectives include achieving a greater understanding of the people and the geography of a particular region; intellectual engagement with CRC students and colleagues from a variety of disciplines; understanding oneself better as a result of understanding the world better.
The Society of Ethics & Justice is a student club which organizes and hosts forums designed to bring social issues, both national and international, to the forefront and call attention to the unethical and/or unjust conditions. The Society of Ethics & Justice publishes a journal, "The Voice," in which it further studies issues.
The Social Responsibility Committee is a faculty committee which organizes and hosts forums on a variety of global and national issues. The committee features distinguished faculty at open forums, hosts films, and invites speakers to address the campus community.