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.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Recommended General Education Courses
|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|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS **||3|
Recommended Program Courses
|POLSC 119||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ||3|
|POLSC 120||POLITICAL METHODS AND CONCEPTS ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS |
|POLSC 124||COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS ||3|
|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
|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|
Program Contact Information
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