2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 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.


Course ID Title Units
PS 1  or  American Government 3
PS 1H   Honors American Government 3
List A: Select three (9 units)
PS 10H   Honors Political Theory 3
PS 12   Comparative Politics and Government 3
PS 14   International Relations 3
PS 4   Introduction to Political Science 3
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
List B: Select two (6 units) Any List A course not already used.
ECON 2  * or Principles (MACRO) 3
ECON 2H  * Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 4  * or Principles (MICRO) 3
ECON 4H  * Honors Principles of Microeconomics 3
ANTH 2  or Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2H   Honors Cultural Anthropology 3
ES 1   Multicultural Experiences in the United States 3
ES 3   Introduction to Chicana (O) and Latina (O) Cultures 3
HIST 75    History of the Modern Middle East 3
HIST 80  or Introduction to Contemporary Africa 3
PS 80   Introduction to Contemporary Africa 3
HIST 81   African American History 3
SOC 1   Introduction to Sociology 3
WS 10 or Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
WS 10H  Honors Introduction to Women’s Studies 3



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


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