Last updated 3/18/2014
Associate in Arts Code 1008
Students planning to major in political science at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College.
Since universities may require specific courses for political science major, students should contact an advisor from among the political science faculty.
This curriculum provides a broad perspective on the human condition and skills essential to any educated person. Students will become familiar with the workings of American government and the American political system at every level-national, state, and local. In addition, they will study how governments function in other countries, and how the governments of different countries interact with each other. Students who complete this program will have a solid foundation upon which to build a political science major at a four-year school.
Students who complete a degree in political science may be employed in a variety of government positions, both appointive and elective, in this country and abroad. In addition, they may work as teachers, college professors, campaign coordinators, public administrators, lawyers, pollsters, research analysts, etc.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
POLS 191 — Introduction to Political Science (3)
HIST 105 — History of the US to 1877 (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
Physical Science - GEOG or GEOL (3-4)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
HIST 106 — History of the US Since 1877 (3)
Fine Arts (3-4)
Life Science - BIOL (3-4)
POLS 122 — American National Government (3)
IS 220 — Global Issues (3)
SOC 101 — Principles of Sociology (3)
HIST 125 — Western Civilization I (3)
POLS 252 — State and Local Government (3)
HIST 151 — History of the Middle East Since 1700 (3)
HIST 127 — Western Civilization II (3)
Mathematics or Computer Science (3)
1 Elective (3)
Minimum total hours required for degree (64)
1Suggested: PHIL 103, PSYC 101 or POLS 258
2Note: In order to meet AA/AS Degree requirements, the student must have completed a total or minimum of 64 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA.