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Mission College Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer
Mission College

Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer

Santa Clara, USA

60 Hours

English

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Introduction

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T in Political Science) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in Spanish.

California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T in Political Science) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major.

This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions.

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer is designed to involve students in the examination of the structure of government and the political systems in our and other nations. The curriculum covers the interaction and responsibilities of citizens and social institutions in those systems.

This program offers insights into these events on the local, state, national, and international levels and these insights also encourage the involvement of the citizenry. Students completing this program successfully will be able to identify and explain the sources of and reasons for democratic government.

Students will also be able to classify and explain the various kinds of governments other nations have. In addition, students will be able to define and trace the historical development of the modern international system.

What is an AA-T

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these transfer degrees:

  • will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
  • are guaranteed admission to a similar major at a campus in the CSU system;
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
  • and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.

Skills Needed

  • Ability to communicate
  • Media skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Argue and debate points
  • Leadership
  • Active listening
  • Ability to plan and develop strategies
  • Using history and data in decision making
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to build consensus
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Understanding data

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