Government AA



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
Choose 1 Science Course
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I

A survey of the social political economical cultural religious and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa the Americas Asia Europe and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies the rise of civilizations the development of political and legal systems religion and philosophy economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development interaction and impact of global exchange.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 Creative Arts Course

Choose one course from the following:

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
Choose 1 Science Course
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

Basic Spanish language skills in listening speaking reading and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture/guided drill and two hours of lab each week.
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II

A survey of the social political economical cultural religious and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa the Americas Asia Europe and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires nation/state formation and industrialization imperialism global conflicts and resolutions and global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development interaction and impact of global exchange.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
4 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Political science is a challenging field that offers many alternatives for individuals looking to understand and become involved in politics at every level. Students gain proficiency and knowledge of government processes, structures, and behavior. A political science major requires concern in the latter and an affinity to politics and policy. Sub-fields include political theory and philosophy, civics, public administration, and public policy.  


Recommended High School Endorsement
Public Service

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:


TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University - Commerce
University of Texas at Tyler