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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Political Science focuses on the ways people create and use government. The degree focus area sensitizes students to the reality of the politically and culturally diverse world and encourages them to relate and apply the course materials and program, to their daily lives.

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Political Science prepares students for basic entry level careers in law, government and further higher education at off-island colleges and universitiesā€˜ in any Social Science degree program. The degree promotes intellectual, social, and personal growth in the Liberal Arts tradition.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
Communication
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
Select one 3 credit course from the following options and HIS 162 for a total of six (6) credits
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
(required)
3
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
POL 151 American Samoa Government 3
POL 160 Introduction to Politics 3
CJ 210 Constitutional Law and Procedures 3
Select one 3 credit course from the following
POL 250 Comparative Politics 3
POL 251 International Relations 3
Total Career Development Credits: 12

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Core Foundational Requirements 27-29
Co-Foundational Requirements 12
Total Credits: 67-69

Core Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
Arts
Select one 3 credit course from the following
ART 150 Art History Survey I 3
DRA 150 Introduction to Drama 3
Total: 3
English
ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
Total: 3
Mathematics
Select one 4 or 5 credit course from the following
MAT 250 College Algebra & Trigonometry 4
MAT 280 Calculus II 5
Total: 4-5
Physical Education
Select any 1 credit P.E. Course 1
Total: 1
Samoan & Pacific Studies
Select one 3 or 4 credit course
SAM 101A Conversational Samoan 1 3
SAM 101B Conversational Samoan 2 3
SAM 111 Introduction to the Samoan Language 3
SAM 151/151L Freshman Samoan 4
Total: 3-4
Science
Select one 4 credit course
BIO 150/150L Introduction to Biological Science 4
BIO 180/180L Biology I 4
Total: 4
Social Science
Select one 3 credit course based on Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
Total: 3
Humanities
Select one 3 credit course
REL 150 World Religions 3
PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total: 3
Political Courses
Select one 3 credit course
PAD 150 Introduction to Public Administration 3
POL 150 Introduction to American Government 3
POL 160 Introduction to Politics 3
POL 170 Introduction to Public Policy 3
Total: 3
Total Core Requirement Credits: 27-29