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AA in Political Science for Transfer

POLITICAL SCIENCE FOR TRANSFER

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS
DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Associate Degree for Transfer. A Degree with a guarantee.

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Political Science majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Political Science baccalaureate degree.

This degree will introduce students to the broad discipline of political science. It involves the study of political structures, processes and social conditions as they relate to political situations, policy formulation approaches, and intergovernmental relations. This program is particularly relevant for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from a California State University, or for those seeking a structured examination into political systems.

In addition to the courses in the curriculum tab, the following additional requirements must be met for completion of the AA-T Degree in Political Science:

  1. Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Achievement of a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework (some majors may require a higher GPA, students should consult with a counselor for more information).
  3. Completion of the 18-19 semester units in the major with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Students are advised to check with the Counseling Department or Transfer Center for the courses accepted into the Political Science major at the CSU where they seek transfer.

Major Advising Sheet:Political Science for Transfer18-19

Required Courses
POLS 110 or
POLS 110H
American Government
American Government Honors
3
3
Choose at least nine units from the following list:
POLS 128/PHIL 128 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3
POLS 130 Comparative Government 3
POLS 140 International Relations 3
MATH 130 or
MATH 130H or
PSY 190
*Statistics
*Statistics Honors
*Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
4
4
4
Choose six units from the following list:
ECON 101 or
ECON 101H
*Principles of Macroeconomics
*Principles of Macroeconomics Honors
3
3
ECON 102 or
ECON 102H
*Principles of Microeconomics
*Principles of Microeconomics Honors
3
ECON 106 Economics of Contemporary Issues 3
HIST 143 or
HIST 143H
History of the United States to 1877
*History of the United States to 1877 Honors
3
HIST 144 or
HIST 144H
History of the United States since 1877
*History of the United States since 1877 Honors
3
HIST 158 US Comparative History of American Indians and Black Americans 3
HIST 159 or

HIST 159H

US Comparative History of Mexican and Asian Americans & Women
*US Comparative History of Mexican and Asian Americans & Women Honors
3
HIST 170 Women in American History 3
POLS 135/ECON 135 International Political Economy 3
POLS 150/CHST 150 Chicano Politics 3

Required Subtotal: 18-19

CSU GE or IGETC Pattern: Units Vary
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Units Required: 60
*Prerequisite