2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

2021 - 2022 Catalog
Field of Study Degrees

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered on Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland Campuses

This is a new award effective Fall 2020.

Degree Code: AA.FS.POLI.SCI

The Field of Study (FOS) curriculum for Political Science is the set of lower division courses that must be applied to the bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government. The FOS should be followed by community and technical colleges to structure a transfer curriculum in Political Science and Government. The FOS does not apply to International Relations, Political Economy, National Security Policy Studies, or other related specialized undergraduate programs.

In order to be eligible to receive this A.A. degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.


This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.

Courses Required for the A.A. Degree with a Field of Study in Political Science
Component Areas
and CB Codes
Courses Semester-Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

6
Mathematics
(CB020)
Select the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
MATH 1342

3
Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)
Select TWO of the following:

ANTH 2401

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

8
Language, Philosophy and Culture
(CB040)
Select ONE of the following:

ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351

HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319

PHIL 2316, 2321

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312

3
Creative Arts
(CB050)
Select ONE of the following:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366

HUMA 1311, 1315

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3
American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2381

6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(CB080)
Select ONE of the following:

ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

BIOL 1322

COMM 1307

GEOG 1302, 1303

HIST 2321, 2327

PHED 1304

PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316

SOCI 1301, 2301, 2306

TECA 1303, 1354

3
Component Area Option
(CB090)
Select ONE of the following:

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321, or SGNL 1301, 1302

and

PHED 1164

OR

FOREIGN LANGUAGE - ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412



4
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.A. DEGREE 36

General Elective Credits

Select TWO of the following:
BUSI 2301
COMM 2302
COMM 2330
CRIJ 1301
CRIJ 1306
CRIJ 1307
CRIJ 1310
CRIJ 2323
CRIJ 2328
ECON 1301
ECON 2301
ECON 2302
GOVT 2311
HIST 2301
HIST 2312
HIST 2322
HIST 2328
PHIL 1301
PHIL 1304
PHIL 2306
PHIL 2307
SOCI 1306
SOCI 2319

6

Select any NINE hours of elective college-credit courses other than those with the prefix of BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, PHYS or ANTH 2401.

NOTE: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both Core Curriculum and a requirement in this group.

9

POLITICAL SCIENCE FIELD OF STUDY REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
GOVT 2304, 2305, 2306

9
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS A.A. DEGREE
60

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: GOVT 2304, 2305, 2306 and MATH 1342.