Courses
POLITICAL SCIENCE 150 - Introduction to American Gov't. & Politics - 3 units - CSU:UC
An examination of the institutions, activities, and issues of American and California governments. This course satisfies the TitleV, U.S. Constitution requirement and the California State and Local Government requirement.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 198 - Special Topics in Political Science - 3 units - CSU
Lectures and activities in specific areas of interest in political science.  Topics will change with each course offering and will include areas of study such as current public policy issues or major philosophical or legal question in contemporary politics.​

POLITICAL SCIENCE 200 - Introduction to Political Science - 3 units - CSU:UC
Survey of the nature and scope of political science including basic concepts, terms, contending theories, institutions and subfields in the discipline.  Description of the methodology and research techniques employed by political scientists.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 210 - Model United Nations - 3 units - CSU
A study of the norms, rules, and procedures of the United Nations leading to partipation in simulated multilateral bargaining brings in-depth expertise on a stated topic and a specific region/ nation-state.  Emphasizes extemporaneous speaking and experiential learning.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 230 - Political Theory - 3 units - CSU:UC
An exploration of the major political concepts, such as the origins of government, state power, justice, and the distribution of political and economic resources that impact our conceptions of the good life.  The contributions made by leading political theorists covers the period from the early Greeks to modern day political philosophers.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 250 - Comparative Government - 3 units - CSU:UC
A study of the governments of other countries as compared to the United States with a particular emphasis on the parliamentary form as represented by Great Britain.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 270 - International Relations - 3 units - CSU:UC
An analysis of the basic historical, geographical, economic, ideological, and strategic factors which underlie conflict and cooperation among nations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 290 – Ethnic and Gender Politics - 3 units – CSU
An overview of the history, the issues, and the political processes that affect the status and power of groups which have traditionally been politically and socially disadvantaged in the United States. These groups include, but are not restricted to, African-Americans, Asians, Native-Americans, Latinos, and Women.

Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) Associate in Arts

 
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections
66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who
completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a
California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended
for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these
degrees(AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one
of these degrees, students must complete: A. a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while
maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. B. 60 semester
CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. C. No more than 60 semester units are required. This
degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is
not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information
on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Political
Science. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.
 
Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to evaluate and analyze the basic institutional structures of competing governments, various theories of
political science and thought, the framework of international relations, and public policy as well as social factors influencing
government.
 
Program Requirements:                                                                                                                                         Units
POLISC 150 Introduction to American Government and Politics                                                                                     3.0
                                             or
POLISC 150H Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors                                                                      3.0
 
Plus nine units from the following:                                                                                                                           Units
POLISC 230 Political Theory                                                                                                                                     3.0
POLISC 250 Comparative Government & Politics                                                                                                         3.0
POLISC 270 International Relations                                                                                                                          3.0
 
Plus a minimum of six units from the following:                                                                                                        Units
POLISC 200 Introduction to Political Science                                                                                                               3.0
POLISC 210 Model United Nations                                                                                                                             3.0
POLISC 290 Ethnic & Gender Politics                                                                                                                          3.0
MATH 140 Introductory Statistics                                                                                                                               4.0
                        or
MATH 140H Introductory Statistics - Honors                                                                                                                4.0
 
Total Units                                                                                                                                                         18.0
 
 
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