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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, AA with Designation


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Additional information available on the Political Science Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Political Science program, students should be able to:

  • Use information to describe a problem or issue and/or articulate a question related to the topic
  • Evaluate the relevance of context when presenting a position
  • Identify assumptions
  • Establish a conclusion that is tied to the range of information presented
  • Reflect on implications and consequences of stated conclusion
  • Connect disciplinary knowledge to civic engagement through one’s own participation in civic life, politics, and/or government

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found on at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication


Six (6) credit hours

Mathematics


Three (3) credit hours

History


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Six (6) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences


Eight (8) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses


Twelve (12) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Electives


Sixteen (16) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Please note: Additional Political Science (POS) courses beyond the 4 courses (12 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Political Science major at the receiving four-year institution.

Suggested Courses


Total Credit Hours: 60


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