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Political science (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 5 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
LAW 3 Civil Rights and the Law 3
POL SCI 1 The Government of the United States 3
POL SCI 2 Modern World Governments 3
POL SCI 5 The History of Western Political Thought 3
POL SCI 7 Contemporary World Affairs 3

Complete 1 course from The Following (3 UNITS)

Course Course Title UNITS
AFRO AM 4 The African-American in the History of the               United States I 3
HISTORY 12 Political and Social History of the United States II 3
HISTORY 20 History of the California and the Pacific Coast 3

Total units required for major: 18

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 21

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.