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2014-15 College Catalog

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Political Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 289

For curriculum information, contact the social Sciences and Teacher Education Division – Room ST-149 – 443-518-1620.

This curriculum is designed as a guide to students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. A degree in political science prepares students for a variety of careers in government, public policy, law, education, business and international affairs. Students are advised to check the requirements of he institution to which they intend to transfer. Political Science requirements tend to vary among transfer institutions.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIST-112American History Since 1877

3

-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

7-8

must include one course with lab

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

2-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
POLI-101American Federal Government

3

POLI-102State and Local Government

3

POLI-201Comparative Government

3

POLI-202Intl Relations & Comtemp Foreign Policy

3

Electives – Select 3 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
POLI-103Political Ideology

3

POLI-104The U S Constitution

3

Course NumberTitleCredits
Social Sciences Electives-Any course with ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, HMDV, PSYC, or SOCI prefix

9

Course NumberTitleCredits
Arts and Sciences -Arts and Sciences Electives

6

Total Credit Hours: 60-66