Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Political science subfields include political theory, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, pre-law and a host of related fields. Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.
Political Science (AA) Requirements
|Complete Core Courses, 3 units||Units|
|PLSC 210||American Politics||3 units|
|List B, complete a minimum of 6 units from the following courses:||Units|
|Any course from List A that has not already been used||3 - 4 units|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking||3 units|
|ECON 100||Principles of Macro Economics||3 units|
|GEOG 110||Cultural Geography||3 units|
|HIST 201||U.S. History through 1877||3 units|
|PLSC 103||Critical Thinking About World Politics||3 units|
|PLSC 310||California State and Local Government||3 units|
|PLSC 320||Latin American Politics||3 units|
|PLSC 325||Honors Colloquium in Political Science: Politics and Religion||1 unit|
|SOCI 141||Ethnicity and Race in Society||3 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.