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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Political Science (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: American political system at the national level, including process of government; democratic theory and development of the U. S. Constitution; citizen participation through voting; interest groups and political parties; structure, functions and powers of legislative, executive and judicial branches; issues of civil liberties and equal rights.

Description: Development of the people of the United States in political, social, economic, and cultural areas from pre-Columbian America through Reconstruction.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description:

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: COM 2211, COM 2206, or COM 2225

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description:

This course is designed to help new students make a successful transition to Sinclair Community College. Topics include college resources; academic, career and personal services available through Sinclair; learning styles; the learning process; financial responsibility; stress and wellness; and computer literacy through eLearn and library resources.

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: The study of state and local governments (with emphasis on Ohio), organizational structures of state and local governments, state constitutions, county and city charters, state and local government powers and programs, financing, and taxation, and trends in government programs are all documented and analyzed.

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101

Description: An introduction to the fundamental ideas of statistics, including statistical methods to gather, analyze and present data; fundamentals of probability; statistical distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, Chi-square tests, regression and correlation. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 or MAT 1130 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1450 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0450, Introductory Statistics Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and MAT 0200 and Other ( with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description:

This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Multicultural elective. Choose from one of the following courses: AFR 1100, ART 2236, GEO 1101, GEO 1201, HUM 1130, LIT 2217, LIT 2234, PLS 2200, PLS 2220, PSY 1160, PSY2225, REL 1111, REL 1112, SOC 1145, SOC 1219, SOC 2215

Description: A survey of the Middle East, beginning with an overview of early history and the rise of Islam, and then concentrating on historical developments since the 19th century, tracing the development of Zionism, Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian nationalisms, the involvement of the superpowers and the U.N. and the resulting crises.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

Surface processes of wind, water and ice in changing Earth's surface, plate tectonics; interior forces that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building. Introduction to natural resources; impact of natural hazards on human populations; and impact of human activities in the natural world. Laboratory component stresses introduction to and use of basic scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Corequisites: GLG 1111

Description:

Identification of minerals, sediments and rocks; interpretation of topographic maps and geologic maps. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with Physical Geology.

Corequisites: GLG 1101

Notes: Any course from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/"

Description:

Foundation for understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.

Notes: Associates of Arts elective: You may choose any college-level course in the Sinclair catalog. (Limited to two hours of PED courses) Students are recommended to complete one year of language while at Sinclair.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

The Earth in space, physical evolution of the oceans, atmosphere and continents, origin of life and its evolution, physical and biological development of the North American continent. Lab component stresses further application of scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: GLG 1101 and GLG 1111

Corequisites: GLG 1211

Description:

Rates of change, age dating, fossils, depositional environments, stratigraphy, correlation, facies, and interpretation of geologic maps. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with Historical Geology.

Prerequisites: GLG 1101 and GLG 1111

Corequisites: GLG 1201

Notes: Associates of Arts elective: You may choose any college-level course in the Sinclair catalog. (Limited to two hours of PED courses) Students are recommended to complete one year of language while at Sinclair.

Notes: Associates of Arts elective: You may choose any college level course in the Sinclair catalog. (Limited to two hours of PED courses)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.