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Political Science (AA) Social Science Total Units: 19

Term Effective: Fall 2016

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Previous Versions:

Political Science - effective Fall 2012
Political Science - effective Fall 2011
Political Science - effective Spring 2011
Political Science - effective Fall 2005

Description:

The Political Science major will provide students with a framework for understanding political theories, institutions and processes. Completion of the program should provide students with the analytical tools needed for success in the major at the university level.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe how different political theories and political systems address the question of who governs, how resources are allocated, and what rights citizens have in a society;
  2. analyze how political institutions and processes impact our daily lives;
  3. employ critical thinking skills and analysis to interpret and support a political position;
  4. research contemporary political issues drawing on diverse sources, including online material; and
  5. assess and distinguish between factual and interpretive information.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Political Science program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Political Science Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Political Science Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
POLS 1 Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 2 Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 18 Political Theory3.00
POLS 25 Introduction to International Relations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
ECON 2 Principles of Microeconomics3.00
HIST 1.2 World History Since 1500 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.1 History of Western Civilization to 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.2 History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 17.1 History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2 U.S. History from 18773.00
HIST 20 History of the US Since 19453.00
HIST 22 History of California3.00
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2 Modern Social Problems3.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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