Political Science

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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Political Science is the study of government: what it is, what it does, and how and why. Political scientists are interested in government at every level: local, county, state, regional, national, and international. Many of them specialize in one general area of political science such as political theory, U.S. political institutions and processes, comparative government, or international relations and organizations. Political scientists seek specialization in sub-areas within the discipline.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways Mathematics course (MA1), but not MAT 155 or MAT 156

GT-MA1:

MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 204, MAT 215, MAT 261*, MAT 265

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215

GT-AH2:

HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

History

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways History course (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259, HIS 260

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1)

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1)

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

Additional Required Courses

Twelve (12) credit hours

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

POS 225

Comparative Government: SS1

3

Electives

Sixteen (16) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT

Any Approved Anthropology elective

3

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

HIS

Any Approved History elective

3

POS 125

American State & Local Government: SS1

3

POS 215

Current Political Issues: SS1

3

Total Credit Hours

60