• Political Science


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Why study politics? Many students think political science is “dry” and “boring.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Politics affects the way you think, eat, dress, socialize and work, so it may be worth knowing about. Once you do know about it you can begin to 1) understand what is going on around you, and 2) think for yourself. Here’s what students say: “I feel more powerful now knowing what I know; “It changed my life;” “It was fun!”

    Most political science courses are offered at least once a year at Mt. Hood Community College, and some are available in an online format.

    This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer degree.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    PS200 Introduction to Political Science 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
      Mathematics requirement 5
    Elective / university requirement 3-4
    Term Credits:   15-17
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    PS201 American Government 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    WR122 English Composition: Argument or WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
    Oral Communication requirement 4
    Term Credits:   15
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
      Political Science elective 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirement 4
    Term Credits:   15-16
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
      Political Science elective 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Lab science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirement 4
    Term Credits:   15-17
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Lab science requirement 4-5
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Social Science requirement (other than Political Science) 3-4
    Elective / university requirement 4
    Term Credits:   16-19
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Lab science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirement 8-10
    Term Credits:   12-15

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