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Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
The Political Science program 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.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; POLSC 115; Life Science; Electives

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; POLSC 119; Physical Science; Humanities

Fall Semester 2:
COMM 110; ECON 110; POLSC 120; Fine Arts; Mathematics

Spring Semester 2:
SOC 110; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; Humanities/Fine Arts; Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES **3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS **3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
POLSC 115AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
POLSC 119STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
POLSC 120POLITICAL METHODS AND CONCEPTS 3
POLSC 122INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
or
POLSC 124COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
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.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department
Room 220D
(309)694-5331