2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
  
    Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Political Science, AA [PSC-AA, 60 Total Credits]


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DESCRIPTION

The Political Science program at CSN emphasizes familiarizing students with the basis and functioning of the United States and Nevada governments. Students will also learn about the workings of international relations and the role of the United States in world politics. The study of Political Science will prepare students to pursue many different jobs and careers, especially in the fields of government service, diplomacy, law, politics, and teaching.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Nevada Constitution, the role of the various branches of government, America’s diverse political values and beliefs, political parties, interest groups, the electoral process, and the development of our civil liberties and rights.
  2. Analyze and compare domestic politics within each of several diverse countries including analysis of various types of political systems and institutions, political culture, the impact of ethnic and religious diversity within countries, and competing political and economic ideologies.
  3. Explore and evaluate competing theoretical approaches to international relations including an analysis of arguable causes and consequences of war, relations between regions of the world, the role of diverse international actors, and the role of the United States in world politics.
  4. Examine major political theories and philosophies and explain how they informed the creation of the U.S. Constitution and reforms that have transpired over time.

General Education Requirements (33 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: MATH 120  

English Composition (6-8 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)


Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)


Recommended: PHIL 102.

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)


Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Humanities (3 Credits)


Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Values and Diversity


All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • PSC 201  fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements (27 Credits)


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