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.
Courses in this discipline align with the college’s General Education Student Learning Outcomes.