Associate of Arts
Modes of Instruction
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The study of Political Science is designed to acquaint the student with the basic premises, institutions, and policy-making processes of all levels of American government. Our curriculum provides the basis for understanding the historical context of political systems, aspects of a functioning democratic system, and an appreciation of political science as a discipline.
POLS 101: American Government
POLS 125: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 145: International Relations
POLS 205: State and Local Politics
Discipline Student Learning Outcomes
- Classify the historical evolution of American national government in order to gain perspective of current issues.
- Compare and analyze comparative political systems, with an emphasis on systems of the United States.
- Analyze the institutional means by which people participate in the national political process.
- Analyze the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and the respective responsibilities in the overall process.
- Identify factors that have contributed to the political and economic development of the United States.
- Describe the important factors of the evolution of civil rights in America, thus encouraging the acceptance of multicultural diversity and tolerance for all groups.
Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking
- Understanding of Diversity
- Research Skills