Academic Catalog

Political Science, Associate in Arts (POL)

Effective: Fall 2017

The Political Science Program is designed for but not limited to, students who wish to attain a Baccalaureate Degree in Political Science. This program will provide students with the basis and development of the discipline of Political Science in general and then delve into substantive study of each of the major fields within the discipline. Students will also complete courses that meet their general education requirements. Upon successful completion of an Associate in Arts degree in Political Science, students will be able to transfer into parallel programs.

  • Describe the theoretical principles that underlie the Constitution from which the government and politics of the United States emanate.
  • Identify and assess the US Federal system in terms of its economic basis, structure and functions.
  • Compare and contrast international political systems, cultures, economics, and histories.
  • Analyze political factors and the dynamics of democracy and actors within the system: citizens, political parties, interest groups, the media and electoral process.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
POL 110 Introduction to Political Science 3
POL 120 American National Government 3
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Modern College Mathematics  
Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
College Algebra  
Precalculus  
Calculus I  
History Elective 3
 Hours15-16
Second Semester
POL 130 American State and Local Government 3
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
CS 100
Introduction to Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science
3
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated Science Course 3
 Hours15
Third Semester
POL 200 World Affairs 3
SOC 260 Research Methodology 3
ECO 210
Macroeconomic Principles
or Microeconomic Principles
3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
Pollitical Science Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Semester
POL 226 Comparative Politics 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Any 200 level Political Science course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours60-61

Notes

Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated courses.

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Foreign Language

World Languages
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I3
ARB 102Elementary Arabic II3
FRE 101Elementary French I3
FRE 102Elementary French II3
FRE 111Intermediate French I3
FRE 112Intermediate French II3
GER 101Elementary German I3
GER 102Elementary German II3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I3
ITA 102Elementary Italian II3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II3
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
1

Foreign Language Elective: Must be sequential courses in the same language.

HYBRID DEGREE (online* and classroom)

80% online

The following courses may not be available online:

Classroom Only
MAT 160Calculus I4
COMM 111Public Speaking3
Scientific Designated (SI) designated Science course4
Political Science Electives6
POL 226Comparative Politics3
*

Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.