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A.A - Liberal Arts - Political Science Option

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Program Description

The Political Science Option is primarily designed to prepare students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in political science.  In addition, students seeking admission into pre-law or public administration programs would receive a solid academic foundation upon which to build a successful major.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

■ Demonstrate general knowledge of social science inquiry and research.

■ Describe the interconnection between economics, history, society and culture and analyze the effects of these influences on political policies and events.

■ Provide examples of the impact of both individual and collective action upon our political world.

■ Demonstrate an understanding of political theories and their impact on our world.

■ Apply classroom knowledge and engage the political process as active citizens.

■ Communicate clearly in both oral and written form.

■ Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Program Requirements

CODE AREA OF STUDY CR.
COLL COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS (4 cr.)
COLL101 FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 3.00
COLL201 CAPSTONE FOR LIBERAL ARTS 1.00
GER COMMUNICATION (9 cr.)
ENGL101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3.00
ENGL102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3.00
ENGL201 EFFECTIVE SPEAKING 3.00
GER HUMANITIES* [+] (9 cr.)
  Philosophy Elective - 3 cr. (Choose a course from the list with a PHIL course designation)
World Language II or higher - 3 cr. (Choose a course from list with an AMSL, CHIN, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, RUSS, or SPAN course designation)
Humanities Elective - 3 cr. (Choose course from list)
 
GER HISTORY* [+] (6 cr.)
  Choose a two course History sequence.  
GER MATH* [+] and SCIENCE* [+] ELECTIVES (10/12 cr.)
  Choose 2 Math Electives & 1 Science Elective

or

Choose 2 Science Electives & 1 Math Elective
 
GER TECHNOLOGY* [+] (3 cr.)
GER SOCIAL SCIENCE* [+] (6 cr.)
  SOCA101
and
Social Science Elective
 
SOCA101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
GER GLOBAL & CULTURAL AWARENESS (3 cr.)
SOCA215 PERSPECTIVES ON RACE, GENDER, CLASS AND CULTURE 3.00
REQ REQUIRED COURSES (3 cr.)
POLS101 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 3.00
ELECT ELECTIVES (12 cr.)
  Choose four courses from the list below
 
POLS105 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 3.00
POLS106 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3.00
POLS109 MODERN POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 3.00
POLS110 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3.00
POLS223 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3.00
  Total Degree Credits:   65/67
       

*Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.
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Effective Date: July 1, 2014
Previous Versions A.A. - Liberal Arts - Political Science Option (2011)
A.A. - Liberal Arts - Political Science Option (2012)
A.A. - Liberal Arts - Political Science Option (2013)
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