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Transfer Program - Political Science - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
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Political Science (AA.PS)



This is a sample list of major requirements. Consult a counselor or academic advisor before registering. Four-year college requirements vary from college to college. If transferring to the University of Illinois, do not take MAT 125; course should be based on math background and placement scores.


Specific graduation requirements are identified through degree audit. Additional developmental courses in math, reading and English may be required based on placement scores. Only courses with a course number of 100 or higher meet graduation requirements for AA/AS/AES degrees.


For more information contact:
Humanities/Communications Division Chair
(217) 234-5271
shortens@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
POS 160
The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

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American National Government
3
N/A

Math (IAI M1) *
3
N/A

Science (IAI L)
4
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H)
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
ENG 121
Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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Composition II *
3
POS 162
Focuses on legal authority, structure, leadership and functions of state, county, city, township, and special district governments. The Illinois State Constitution is analyzed.

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State and Local Governement
3
N/A

Science (IAI/P)
4
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI F)
3
PSY 271
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

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Intro to Psychology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 

Second Year
First Semester
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
POS 264
An examination of the nation-state system and the sources of conflict in the international community. Comparative political economic systems are studied, as well as the rise of multi-national corporation and international organizations.

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Intro to International Relations
3
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H)
3
N/A

Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)
3
N/A

Recommended or Open Electives
4
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
N/A

Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)
3
HIS 250
A survey of the political, economic, cultural and social development of Western Civilization to 1660. Topics include prehistory, ancient near east, Greco-Roman world, Germanic migrations, middle ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and the beginnings of the Modern World.

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Western Civilization to 1660
3
N/A

Electives
10
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
MAT 125
Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measure of location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution and other topics.


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Statistics *
3
HIS 252
Survey of Western Civilization with topics including absolutism, the rise of modern science, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Ideology, Imperialism, the Russian Revolutions, World War I, the Rise of Totalitarianism, World War II and the Contemporary Age.

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Western Civilization From 1660 to Present
3
HIS 153
The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

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History and Culture of Third World
3
HIS 154
N/A

History of Latin America
3
   

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