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Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science

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  • Objectives
    As a political scientist, you'll look at the ways in which governments exercise power, and how people exercise power over their governments. Careers in Political Science include teaching, government, law, research, peace keeping, and International development. Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science program is designed to provide you with two years of study, preparing you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete your Bachelor Degree.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science
  • Course description
    First Year
    Course                                             Credits

    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
      or
       ENGL 164     First Nations Literature     3.0
    PSC 104     Canadian Government     3.0
    PSC 106     Canadian Politics     3.0
    Two Humanities courses     6.0
    One University Transfer Arts (SOC 100 recommended)     3.0
    One University Transfer Lab Science elective     3.0
    One University Transfer Science elective     3.0
    MATH 116     Elementary Statistics     3.0
     or
       MATH 100     Calculus 1     3.0
     or
       COMP 156     Computer Concepts     3.0
    Total Credits     30.0

     
    Second Year
    Courses                                             Credits

    PSC 210     Political Thought     3.0
    PSC 220     Comparative Politics     3.0
    PSC 222     International Politics     3.0
    PSC 212 or any 2nd year Social Science course     3.0
    One University Transfer 2nd year Arts course (not PSC)     3.0
    Two University Transfer 2nd year Arts electives     6.0
    Three University Transfer 2nd year electives     9.0
    Total Credits     30.0

     
    Internship Options           Credits

    CO-OP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    Total Credits
        6.0
     
    Co-op Options           Credits
    CO-OP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    ASDG 201     Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2)     6.0
    Total Credits
        12.0

    You're required to enroll in a minimum of four courses per semester.

    Note:

    If you're transferring to the University of British Columbia (UBC) you will be missing PHIL 230 & PHIL 240. If you're going to Simon Fraser University (SFU) you will be missing PHIL 120, PHIL 150 & PHIL 151.

    All programs contain a blend of Arts and Science courses so as to support the concept of a broad education. All courses need to be transferable to one of the four BC universities. In the course description this is indicated by (T)

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