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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Political Science for Transfer, AA-T


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Since exposure to other political systems and ideas is vital in this increasingly interdependent world, students of all interests and backgrounds will find political science courses relevant and of value. The political science curriculum includes both required and elective courses appropriate for a general liberal arts education and for the major in political science. The core course, American Government, meets the general education requirement in American Institutions and lays a broad analytical framework that may be employed in examining political issues. Other courses in the curriculum meet general education requirements in the social sciences. Most social, economic and moral issues have political implications; and governmental policy affects most aspects of daily life. Political science is an excellent liberal arts major for students interested in learning how groups of people govern themselves; how policies are made; and how we can improve our government policies at the local, state, national, and international levels. Those interested in American politics, international affairs, critical issues such as civil rights, health care, the environment and the deficit should consider this course of study.

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T in Political Science) students must:

  • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units.
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
  • Complete and obtain certification of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
  • Complete a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.

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