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2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Transfer Major, AA


Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

Political Science is the study of governments, public policies, and political processes. The transfer major in Political Science has been designed to use both humanistic and social scientific perspectives to examine the ideal forms of government and how power and resources are allocated in societies throughout the world. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major related to Political Science.

Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, State University of Iowa, and Northern Iowa University. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Political Science Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate fundamental global, national, and regional governmental structures, dynamics, and policies.
  2. Describe the political science methods used to analyze social phenomena in the diversity of human perspectives.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of history and development of a nation’s government, government powers, Constitutional powers, governmental institutions, and international relations.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of rights, participation, and impact of individuals, groups, and institutions in political systems.
  5. Analyze international relations, power and security dynamics, economic concepts and strategies, and theories.

Plan of Study


Discipline Requirements


Take the following courses:


Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

Select a Professional Communication course (3 credits)

General Education Requirements


Communications (3 credits required)


Select a Composition I course (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)


Select a Humanities course (3 credits)

Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Cultural Historical Perspectives (6 credits)


Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits required)


Select a Psychology or Sociology course (3 credits)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (8 credits required)


Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)

Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)

Computer Skills (3 credits required)


Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)

Electives (up to 12 credits required)


Select coursework based on content area/endorsement.

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA. 

Political Science Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total


Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities


It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.