ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE 2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
POLITICAL SCIENCE
International Relations
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. Stephanie Hallock, 443-412-2262, shallock@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This area of concentration is designed primarily to prepare students for transfer to institutions with baccalaureate programs with majors in International Relations or Political Science.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the AA in Political Science, students will be able to:
  1. Analyze current issues/events through historical and contextual lenses.
  2. Construct personal political opinions supported with relevant evidence, and express them in cogent and compelling written and oral formats.
  3. Evaluate the connection between themselves and the communities in which they live (local, national and global).
  4. Participate effectively in the democratic process.
  5. Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Many liberal arts colleges and universities offer International Relations as a major, either as its own degree program or as an option under the Political Science major. The political science courses at Harford are accepted for transfer to Maryland colleges and universities and to public and private institutions nationwide.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The area of concentration in International Relations prepares students for careers in government, foreign service, international organizations, trade, international business, teaching and research.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition 3
GEOG 103World Regional Geography 3
PS 101American National Government 3
Biological/Physical Science Elective *3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total13
   
Second Semester Credits
ECON 101Macroeconomics  
              or  
ECON 102Microeconomics 3
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing 3
PS 201Introduction to International Relations 3
Mathematics Elective **3
General Elective *** 3
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total16
   
Third Semester   Credits
ANTH 102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
HIST 202The Twentieth Century World 3
Arts/Humanities Elective ****3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
General Elective *** 3
 Semester Total16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
HIST 204History of Modern Russia  
              or  
HIST 214History of the Middle East  
              or  
HIST 218History of the British Isles 3
Arts/Humanities Elective ****3
General Elective *** 6
 Semester Total15
   

* A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab course may be substituted.
**A four credit mathematics course may be substituted. MATH 216: Statistics is strongly recommended.
*** Foreign Language and/or BA 101: (Introduction to Business) and/or additional economics courses are strongly recommended based on the student's career goals or transfer requirements.
**** RELG 210: (Comparative Religion) and/or PHIL 205: (Ethics) are strongly recommended.