Political Science (AA.PS)

This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

Course Outline

3.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

3.0
HIS-155
History of the U.S. I

HIS-155
History of the U.S. I

A survey of early American history viewed with an emphasis on the political, social, economic, and ideological foundations of the Republic. Major topics include colonialism, revolution, federalism, nationalism, sectionalism, expansion, slavery, religion, Civil War.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

3.0
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


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MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

3.0
POS-162
State/Local Govern

POS-162
State/Local Govern

Focuses on legal authority, structure, leadership and functions of state, county, city, township, and special district governments. The Illinois state constitution is analyzed.

Course Outline

3.0
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
5.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
ESC-102
Weather and Climate

ESC-102
Weather and Climate

This course emphasizes the dynamics of the atmosphere with focuses on atmospheric evolution, seasonal controls of climate, human impacts, atmospheric humidity, air pressure, severe weather, and climate classification. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required.

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IAI Physical Science

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IAI Physical Science

No Description Available
4.0
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IAI Fine Arts

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IAI Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
SOC-286
Racial and Ethnic Groups

SOC-286
Racial and Ethnic Groups

An examination of American racial and ethnic diversity with an attempt to understand racial and ethnic relations. The examination is made emphasizing the sociological perspective while including material from the other social sciences.

Course Outline

3.0
HIS-252
West Civil/1660-Present

HIS-252
West Civil/1660-Present

Survey of Western Civilization with topics including absolutism, the rise of modern science, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Ideology, Imperialism, the Russian Revolutions, World War I, the Rise of Totalitarianism, World War II and the Contemporary Age.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
HIS-156
History of the U.S. II

HIS-156
History of the U.S. II

Views U.S. History since the end of Reconstruction with emphasis on how the domestic and international conflicts helped shape our modern society.

Course Outline

3.0
SOC-282
Social Problems

SOC-282
Social Problems

An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.

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IAI Social Science

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IAI Social Science

No Description Available
3.0
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

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Course Objective

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IAI Life Science

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IAI Life Science

No Description Available
4.0
POS-264
Intro/Interntnl Rel

POS-264
Intro/Interntnl Rel

An examination of the nation-state system and the sources of conflict in the international community. Comparative political economic systems are studied, as well as the rise of multi-national corporation and international organizations.

Course Outline

3.0
INS-299
Independent Study

INS-299
Independent Study

(Repeatable 3 Times) For more information about this course or to secure a contract to take an independent study please contact the Vice President for Academic Services (217) 234-5211.
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

64.0