2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Associate in Arts for Transfer


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The curriculum in the Political Science program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree by providing the necessary breadth in the field and, an introduction to the methods used. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and problems of politics in the United States and globally.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic systems, theories, ideologies, and models of political analysis.
  • Explore specialized fields of study, including international relations, comparative politics, and political philosophy and theory.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Total Units for the Major: 18


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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