Political Science - Pre-Law Track Pathway Associate in Arts

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A career in politics and government starts here. You’ll become immersed in studies of American history and government, especially at the federal level. From there, you launch into a universe of academia and law that requires big commitment but provides even bigger rewards. Powdered wig not included.

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Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid


Aug. 16:  Application


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Political Science - Pre Law Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: POL-LAW
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: POL-LAW

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Summer 2021
In this course basic aspects of the federal government are studied. Emphasis is placed upon content and interpretation of the Constitution, Federalism, the Congress, the Presidency, the federal court system and the citizen's connection to the federal government by means of elections, political parties, interest groups and public opinion. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students and the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
This course examines the political dimensions of Islam within a regional and global context. The course will analyze the foundation of Islamic thought in society, the nature of the relationship between religious and political establishments, the roots of instability and conflict in the Middle East, and the problems generated by the conceptualization of the West vs. the "rest."
This course is a comparative survey of political structures, processes and institutions around the world, including western and non-western cultures, developed and underdeveloped countries, democratic and non-democratic governments, unitary and federal systems. Credit for this course is awarded to entering students with appropriate scores on the Advanced Placement (AP) examination in Government and Politics: Comparative.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of comparative politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of comparative politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of comparative politics.

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This course is an introduction to major issues and theories of world politics. Topics include state and non-state actors, the nature of power, causes of war and peace, terrorism, international organizations, finance and trade, economic development, globalization, human rights and environmental concerns. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of international politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of international politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of international politics.
A travel/study course combining preparation on campus, foreign travel and study abroad in the discipline of international relations. Variable content depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure.
This course discusses the history, process and institutions of the European economic and political integration. The first part focuses primarily on the EU member states. It starts with the historical institutional forerunner, sketching the early history of integration. The second part examines the European Union as such. Institutions are introduced and the decision-making processes are reviewed. The third part uses the basic historical and institutional knowledge to discuss issues of European integration. The development of the European monetary union and the introduction of a single European currency will be used to analyze the financial changes involved in European economic and political integration. The fourth part represent the effort to explain European integration and its actors. Using the conflict lines of European debate, the major approaches towards integration in politics, economics and ideology are introduced. The course will conclude with an analysis of European-US trade relations, the impact on the US economy, businesses and governmental institutions.

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In this course basic aspects of the federal government are studied. Emphasis is placed upon content and interpretation of the Constitution, Federalism, the Congress, the Presidency, the federal court system and the citizen's connection to the federal government by means of elections, political parties, interest groups and public opinion. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students and the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
In this course, functions of state, county and city governments are studied. Emphasis is placed upon constitutions, political parties, politics, legislatures, courts, chief executives and interrelationships between federal and state governments and metropolitan problems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course examines the political dimensions of Islam within a regional and global context. The course will analyze the foundation of Islamic thought in society, the nature of the relationship between religious and political establishments, the roots of instability and conflict in the Middle East, and the problems generated by the conceptualization of the West vs. the "rest."
This course is a comparative survey of political structures, processes and institutions around the world, including western and non-western cultures, developed and underdeveloped countries, democratic and non-democratic governments, unitary and federal systems. Credit for this course is awarded to entering students with appropriate scores on the Advanced Placement (AP) examination in Government and Politics: Comparative.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of comparative politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of comparative politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of comparative politics.

or

This course is an introduction to major issues and theories of world politics. Topics include state and non-state actors, the nature of power, causes of war and peace, terrorism, international organizations, finance and trade, economic development, globalization, human rights and environmental concerns. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of international politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of international politics.
This course is designed for those students studying specialized topics in the area of international politics.
A travel/study course combining preparation on campus, foreign travel and study abroad in the discipline of international relations. Variable content depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure.
This course discusses the history, process and institutions of the European economic and political integration. The first part focuses primarily on the EU member states. It starts with the historical institutional forerunner, sketching the early history of integration. The second part examines the European Union as such. Institutions are introduced and the decision-making processes are reviewed. The third part uses the basic historical and institutional knowledge to discuss issues of European integration. The development of the European monetary union and the introduction of a single European currency will be used to analyze the financial changes involved in European economic and political integration. The fourth part represent the effort to explain European integration and its actors. Using the conflict lines of European debate, the major approaches towards integration in politics, economics and ideology are introduced. The course will conclude with an analysis of European-US trade relations, the impact on the US economy, businesses and governmental institutions.

or

In this course basic aspects of the federal government are studied. Emphasis is placed upon content and interpretation of the Constitution, Federalism, the Congress, the Presidency, the federal court system and the citizen's connection to the federal government by means of elections, political parties, interest groups and public opinion. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students and the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
In this course, functions of state, county and city governments are studied. Emphasis is placed upon constitutions, political parties, politics, legislatures, courts, chief executives and interrelationships between federal and state governments and metropolitan problems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,590$11,088$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$890$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,860$18,626$17,879

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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