Political Science

The Political Science area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in political science as well as other related social science courses. It is recommended that prospective students take a traditional college-preparatory curriculum in high school, with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts and social sciences.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
POLSC 115 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE * 3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES ** 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS ** 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
POLSC 119 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT  3
POLSC 120 POLITICAL METHODS AND CONCEPTS  3
POLSC 122
or
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 
or
3
POLSC 124 COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES *** 11 to 14

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Recommended Humanities: PHIL 110; HIST 111, 112; Foreign Language at 211 level.
*** Recommended electives: PSY 110; ECON 111; GEOG 113, 114; HIST 117, 118, 201, 202.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; POLSC 115; Life Science; Electives
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; POLSC 119; Physical Science; Humanities
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; ECON 110; POLSC 120; Fine Arts; Mathematics
Spring Semester 2SOC 110; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; Humanities/Fine Arts; Elective

Program Contact Information

English, Humanities and Language Studies Department

Room 314C


(309)694-5342

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training