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Political Science

Program Description

The Associates in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) helps students learn about the operation of political authority at the local, national, and international levels. Besides studying American political institutions, students will examine other governments, their civil codes, policy issues, and decision making. In addition, appreciation will be gained for the growing role of international actors, and importance of global issues. The AA-T in political science is intended for political science majors who seek a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.

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Political Science Programs:

Associate of Arts, Political Science (ADT)

Courses Required Major Courses UNITS

American Political Institutions

Courses List A: 3 Courses from the following UNITS
MATH2 Introduction to Statistics 4
POLI2 Comparative Government 3
POLI3 Introduction to International Relations 3
Research in Social Sciences 3
Courses List B: 2 Courses from the following UNITS
ANTH1 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH4 Pre-Columbian Civilizations 3
ECON1 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
ECON2 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
ETHN1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3
HIST1A Survey of Western Civilization 3
HIST1B Survey of Western Civilization 3
HIST2A Survey of U.S. History 3
HIST2B Survey of U.S. History 3
HIST3 History of Mexico 3
HIST4 The United States in the Twentieth Century 3
HIST5 History of California 3
HIST8A World Civilizations 3
HIST8B World Civilizations 3
PSYC1 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC2 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC3 Personal Psychology 3
PSYC4 Child Growth and Development 3
PSYC5 Introduction to Career and Life Planning 3
PSYC6 Adult Development & Aging 3
PSYC11 Human Sexuality 3
PSYC33 Marriage and Family 3
SOCI1 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI2 American Social Problems 3
SOCI3 Marriage and Family 3
SOCI6 Child, Family, Community 3
SOCI8 Juvenile Crime and Delinquency 3
Total Units for Major 18-19
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units 40
Electives (CSU Transferable) 02
Total Degree Units (maximum) 60-61


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