Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Political Science

Associate in Arts Humanities and Learning Communities - History and Social Sciences

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
LCS-101 Learning Community Seminar
Elective Humanities or Fine Arts Elective
3

This course satisfies Learning Communities Seminar requirement.

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

PSC-110 Gov/Politics in US
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

PSC-150 Intro to Political Theory
3
MAT-181 Statistics
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
PSC-210 State/Local Politics
Approved PSC 200 level course
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

PSC-220 Intro - International Relation
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
GEO-101 World Regional Geography
ECO-201 Macroeconomics
ECO-202 Microeconomics
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

PSC-230 Introduction to Comparative Politics
3
GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Elective Natural or Physical Science Elective
4
Elective Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
3
Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
REL-111 World Religions
HIS-111 History of the Pre-Modern World
HIS-112 Modern World History
HIS-151 US History: From Colonization to the Civil War
HIS-152 U.S. History: Reconstruction to Present
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

Elective Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
3
Elective Elective
3
Elective Elective
3
Elective Elective
3
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: November 23, 2020

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Articulate the legal, ideological, and theoretical basis for different governing systems.
  • Interpret what the US Constitution and other foundational documents mean in light of current social issues and debates.
  • Exhibit a fundamental knowledge of the dynamics of governmental institutions and politics at the national and international levels.
  • Engage in dialogue about contemporary policy issues such as finance, economic development, education, criminal justice, social justice, healthcare, and environmental policy.
  • Research the development and implementation of public policy.
  • Analyze the dynamics of participatory democracy by engaging the institutions of civil society.
  • Explain how the various channels of citizen influence operate at each level of government.
  • Generate scholarly arguments about enduring and contemporary political questions.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration qualify for entry-level positions with an associate’s degree, and are encouraged to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree for further career advancement. Degrees in political science prepare students for careers in fields including public policy, government, journalism, activism, polling and research, community advocacy, labor organizing, and international relations. Political science is often described as a “pre-law” major, an ideal foundation for students planning to go to law school.