Political Science - Associate in Arts for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) degree meets the lower division course requirements necesssary for the California State University (CSU) system. The world of contemporary politics demands much of both its participants and its critics. The study of political science gives the student an understanding of the workings of American and international politics. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic thinking. A bachelor or professional degree in political science is a strong foundation for careers in local, state or national government, transnational governmental or non-governmental organizations, law, and business. Graduates also undertake graduate study in fields such as law, politics, labor and industrial relations, city management and urban planning, journalism, interest groups or social movement lobbying, and communication.
To be awarded the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree, students must:
(1) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Analyze the political systems of other countries and regions, and be able to delineate comparisons across respective political cultures.
- Evaluate approaches to the study of the relations between countries and appraise the basic dynamics and development of the international system.
- Assess the basic structure of the American political system from its origin to today and how its institutions, procedures, and actors function.
A.A.-T Major Requirements
|POLSC 001||Politics and Government In America||3|
|MATH 063||Elementary Statistics||3|
|POLSC 002||Comparative Politics||3|
|POLSC 004||International Relations||3|
|Select two courses:||6|
|Introduction to Administration of Justice|
|Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology|
|Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in American History|
|World Regional Geography|
|Introduction to Women's Studies|
|International Law and Human Rights|
Consult with a counselor to determine if course may also be applied towards CSU GE or IGETC pattern.
A.A.-T Degree Requirements
|CSU GE or IGETC||37 - 39|