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POL S 102: Intro AM &Calif Govt&Polit
San Diego State University

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Rated 3.4/5

Average Class Difficulty

2.5/5

Rated easy

Average Grade

B

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POL S 102 Intro AM &Calif Govt&Polit is a Political Science course at SDSU.
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  • Class rating 2/5
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  • Class rating 2/5
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