May 27, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Political Science Concentration (A.A.)

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Program: Concentration A.A.
Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • To have a basic knowledge of the discipline in political science.
  • To have basic analytical skills as well as the writing skills necessary to communicate ideas.
  • To be exposed to sufficient materials so that students can decide whether or not they want to pursue a BA degree in political science.

The college’s Associate of Arts program serves as an intermediate step toward completion of a baccalaureate degree. The requirements encompass approximately the first half of the bachelor’s degree program offered by the sponsoring department. See Part 5  for complete requirements for related bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the Associate of Arts

IPFW General Education Requirements

Area II-Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

One Science course with a scheduled laboratory required.

Area III-The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below, you must complete MA 153 or MA 168 for your IPFW General Education course in Quantitative Reasoning. If you plan to continue for a bachelor’s degree with a major in political science (see Part 5 ), you should take the second-year foreign-language courses as electives for the A.A.

Credits in the first year of a foreign language Credits: 8

Credits in a concentration with a grade of C or higher in each course (see below) Credits: 15-21

Additional credits in approved elective courses Credits: 4-12

Total credits with a graduation GPA of at least 2.00: 60-63

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