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Political Science (AA) Social Science Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2005


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 Requirements:

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 1Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 2Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 18Political Theory3.00
POLS 25Introduction to International Relations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ECON 1APrinciples of Economics3.00
ECON 1BPrinciples of Economics3.00
ECON 30The Global Economy3.00
HIST 1.2World History Since 15003.00
HIST 4.1History of Western Civilization to 16483.00
HIST 4.2History of Western Civilization from 16483.00
HIST 17.1History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2History of the United States from 1877 to Present3.00
HIST 20History of the US Since 19453.00
HIST 22History of California3.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics with Computer4.00
PHIL 9Political Philosophy3.00
POLS 20Political Power: the Experience of American Cultural Groups3.00
POLS 70California State & Local Government3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2Social Problems & Deviance3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2005

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2011

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.

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