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Political Science (AA-T) Social Science Total Units: 18

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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 (AA-T) - effective Spring 2015
Political Science (AA-T) - effective Summer 2012

Description:

See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template for any further clarification regarding program requierments.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Political Science (AA-T) degree will provide students with a framework for understanding political theories, institutions and processes. Completion of the degree should provide students with a seamless transition to a CSU and the analytical tools needed for success in the major at the university level. This associate degree is designed to provide a clear and seamless pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following:

    (a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and

    (b) A minimum of 18 semester units as required for the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Political Science Major.

  2. Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0.

  3. Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Political Science Major.

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 (AA-T) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Political Science TMC Core Requirements
    • Political Science TMC List A
    • Political Science TMC List B

Political Science TMC Core Requirements - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
POLS 1 Introduction to United States Government3.00
 
Political Science TMC List A - complete 9.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
POLS 2 Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 18 Political Theory3.00
POLS 25 Introduction to International Relations3.00
 
Political Science TMC List B - complete 6.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
AJ 56 Crime and Criminal Justice in Society3.00
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology3.00
ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
ECON 2 Principles of Microeconomics3.00
GEOG 7 Introduction to Human Geography3.00
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 United States History from 18773.00
HIST 18.1 History of Women in the United States to 18773.00
HIST 18.2 History of Women in the United States Since 18773.00
HIST 21 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
POLS 2 Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 18 Political Theory3.00
POLS 25 Introduction to International Relations3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2 Modern Social Problems3.00
SOCS 12 Environmental Policy and Politics3.00

Program Requirements Notes:

A course used to satisfy a requirement in List A can not be used to fulfill the requirements in List B.

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.

Contact
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(707) 524-1812
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