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Political Science For Transfer

Political Science for Transfer

Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
PS-001 Introduction to Government – 3
PS-002 Introduction to Comparative Governments – 3
PS-004 Introduction to International Relations – 3

MATH-014 Statistical Methods
or
SOC-003 Fundamentals of Statistics – 4

Restricted Electives:
Choose six (6) units from the following:
CJ-032, HIST-017, HIST-018, HIST-019, MC-001, PSY-001, PSY-005,SOC-001, SOC-002, SOC-014 – 6

Required Courses – 13-14 units
Restricted Electives – 6 units 
CSU or IGETC General Education Requirements – 37-39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units – 17-19
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 60
Advisor: D. Pieper

Student Learning Outcomes Political Science for Transfer

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Communicate and demonstrate an understanding of the development of the American political culture. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Information Competency)
  2. Analyze the different branches of government, their function, and responsibilities. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking, Information Competency and Personal Development)
  3.  Articulate the interplay of political parties, public policy, and the media. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Information Competency)
Political Science for Transfer Additional Information

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree is for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree in Political
Science at a CSU. Core course work surveys principles and problems of politics and government in the United States and globally. Students gain familiarity with the basic systems and theories, ideologies, and models of political analysis. Coursework emphasizes issues of power, freedom, justice, and property. Students who successfully complete the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree will be prepared to critically analyze a wide range of local, state, national, and global issues utilizing reliable research skills and effective print and electronic sources in appropriate format conventions, and as well as recognize the importance of academic integrity and life-long learning. A “C” grade in all courses for the major is required.

This degree includes the following completion requirements:
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Political Science

Political Science

Associate in Arts Degree

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
PS-001 Introduction to Government – 3

PS-002 Introduction to Comparative Governments
or
PS-004 Introduction to International Relations – 3

Select eighteen (18) units from the following:
CJ-001, CJ-002, CJ-005A, ECON-001, ECON-002, HIST-017, HIST-018, PHIL-006, SOC-001, SOC-002, SOC-004, SOC-014 – 18

Total Units for the Major – 24
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units – 34-43
Transferable Electives as Needed – 2
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 60
Advisor: D. Pieper

Political Science Additional Information

Also review the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree which is a special degree with guarantee transfer to a CSU. Let a counselor help you decide which degree is best for you. For more information about the guaranteed transfer degrees go to: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/

Student Learning Outcomes Political Science

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Communicate and demonstrate an understanding of the development of the American political culture. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Information Competency)
  2. Analyze the different branches of government, their function, and responsibilities. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking, Information Competency and Personal Development)
  3.  Articulate the interplay of political parties, public policy, and the media. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Information Competency)

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.