The Political Science AA pathway is for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree at a college or university in such fields as history, pre-law, political science, or international studies programs. The program is broadly designed to allow students to cater the major to their own interests; however, it is recommended that students meet with a full-time political science faculty member to discuss their program interests in their first semester at HCC.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.
Please note only 60 of these credits are needed for AA degree completion. For each pathway, IDS 2891 is a degree requirement, and for most of the pathways, SLS 1106 is required for first-time-in-college students. CGS 2100 may be able to be tested out for no credit. Consult an academic advisor with questions related to pathways and course planning.
YEAR I – First Semester
†AMH 2010 Early American History - 3 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
POS 1001 Introduction to Political Science - 3 cr.
†SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - 3 cr.
Mathematics CORE General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking - 3 cr.
*†POS 2041 American Government - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 cr.
†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
Physical Science General Education - 3-4 cr.
*Electives - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
†AMH 2020 Modern American History - 3 cr.
†PHI 1100 Elementary Logic - 3 cr.
†POS 2112 State and Local Government - 3 cr.
Biological Science General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
†CGS 2100 Computer Information Technology and Literacy - 3 cr.
†IDS 2891 Connections - 1 cr.
†EUH 2000 The Western World: Origins to Early Modern Europe or
†EUH 2001, The Western World: Modern Europe or
LAH 2020, Survey of Latin American History- 3 cr.
**Electives - 6 cr.
**Select 9 credit hours from the following:
AMH 2090 History of Women in the United States - 3 cr.
†ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 cr.
†HUM 2210 World Humanities: Pre-History to Early Modern - 3 cr.
†HUM 2230 World Humanities: Early Modern to Contemporary - 3 cr.
†HUM 2410 Asian Humanities - 3 cr.
†HUM 2420 African Humanities - 3 cr.
†HUM 2461 Latin-American Humanities - 3 cr.
†PHI 1600 Ethics - 3 cr.
†REL 2300 Introduction to Religion - 3 cr.
†SPC 2300 Interpersonal Communication - 3 cr.
Common Course Prerequisites recommended by the State for successful transfer to the university are marked by an asterisk (*).
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.