Political Science Associate in Arts Degree
PROGRAM CODE: 2A03885
The Political Science Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students to acquire basic historical, constitutional, theoretical, governmental knowledge and academic skills both to transfer to a four year institution and to understand the causes of past and present social and political events. This degree requires a total of 18 - 19 units.
|Required Courses (3 units):|
|POSC 100 F||American Government||3|
|or POSC 100HF||Honors American Government|
|List A: Select three courses from the following (9-10 units):||9-10|
|Introduction to Political Theory||3|
|Introduction to the Study of Politics||3|
|Introduction to International Relations||3|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|List B: Select from the following (6 units):||6|
|Contemporary American Politics||3|
or POSC 110HF
|Honors Contemporary American Politics|
|California Government and Politics||3|
|Capital Field Trip: Sacramento Seminar||3|
or POSC 180HF
|Honors Capital Field Trip: Sacramento Seminar|
|Political Campaign Internship||1|
|Public Policy Internship||1|
|Government and Politics of the Middle East||3|
|Introduction to Public Administration||3|
|Introduction to Public Law||3|
|Political Science Independent Study||1|
Outcome 1: Describe the major theories and philosophical principles that were applied to establish the American political system, e.g., federalism, confederation, and states’ rights.
Outcome 2: Identify some of the theories and philosophical principles that were used to establish political systems, i.e., liberalism, conservatism, fascism, communism.
Outcome 3: Differentiate among the different forms of government, i.e., parliamentary, federalism, one-party rule.
Outcome 4: Identify some of the critical periods in the evolution of international relations. Such theories and concepts will also include “balance-of-power,” “bipolar versus multipolar world,” and the “realist school” versus the “idealist school.”