Political Science - A.A. Degree

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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.

The objectives of this program are 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.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
POLS000 Political Science Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Spring - Second Year
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
ANTH110 Physical Anthropology 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
POLS000 Political Science Elective* 3
COLL201 Capstone for Liberal Arts 1
Total Semester Credits
14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Humanities General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Humanities General Education courses in the College catalog.

AMLS101

American Sign Language I

3

AMLS102

American Sign Language II

3

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

Political Science Option Electives (Choose 2 courses)

POLS105

American Government

3

POLS106

State and Local Government

3

POLS109

Modern Political Ideologies

3

POLS110

International Relations

3

POLS223

Constitutional Law

3

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.