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|Political Science (AA)
Total Units: 19
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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 certificate, the student will be able to:
- 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;
- analyze how political institutions and processes impact our daily lives;
- employ critical thinking skills and analysis to interpret and support a political position;
- research contemporary political issues drawing on diverse sources, including online material; and
- assess and distinguish between factual and interpretive information.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Political Science (AA) program are:
Complete 19 units from
- Political Science Major Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Political Science Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units|
|POLS 1||Introduction to United States Government||3.00|
|POLS 2||Introduction to Comparative Government||3.00|
|POLS 18||Political Theory||3.00|
|POLS 25||Introduction to International Relations||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:|
|ECON 1||Principles of Macroeconomics||3.00|
|ECON 2||Principles of Microeconomics||3.00|
|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 1877||3.00|
|HIST 17.2||U.S. History from 1877||3.00|
|HIST 20||History of the US Since 1945||3.00|
|HIST 22||History of California||3.00|
|MATH 15||Elementary Statistics||4.00|
|PHIL 9||Political Philosophy||3.00|
|SOC 1||Introduction to Sociology||3.00|
|SOC 2||Modern Social Problems||3.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
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.
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.