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Political Science

Associate in Arts

Political science studies governmental institutions and the political behavior of groups and individuals. It seeks to answer questions such as: What makes some countries go to war with one another? Why do some people join terrorist groups? How is the policy making process different in Presidential systems than in Parliamentary systems? What is democracy and what makes a "just" society? The Political Science program at Mott is designed to introduce students to the major questions that define the field and the methodologies used to analyze these questions. In addition, by emphasizing the role and duties of the citizen, the program will familiarize students with the workings of government and contemporary political life so that they are able to approach the political realm with greater sophistication.

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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 64
  • Contact Hours: 68

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-150

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
HIST-154United States History to 1877 33
PSCN-170Introduction to American Government 33
MATH-150Probaility and Statistics 44
Total 1313
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
HIST-155History of United States 1877-Present 33
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
PSCN-173State and Local Government 33
BIOL-107
  and
BIOL-107L
General Biology
  and
General Biology Lab
4

0
3

3
Total 1618
Spring / Summer
SOCY-191
  or
ANTH-212
Introduction to Sociology*
  or
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*
3

3
3

3
PHIL-295Ethics^ 33
Total 66
Year Two
Fall
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
PSCN-275Comparative Politics 33
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Choose one of the following:
HIST-254African American History to 1877 33
HIST-255African American History from 1877-Present 33
HIST-263History of Women in the US 33
HIST-265American Indian History 33
HIST-262American Military History 33
Total 1414
Winter
SCI.-101Scientific Inquiry 46
ECON-222Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 44
PHIL-190Introduction to Logic 33
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-112Beginning Standard Arabic II 44
CHI.-112Chinese 112 44
FREN-152Elementary French II 44
GERM-112Beginning German 44
JAPA-112Beginning Japanese II 44
RUSN-112Beginning Russian II 44
SPAN-182Elementary Spanish II 44
Total 1517
Notes
*Spring course
^Summer course
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November 22, 2016
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