Social Science

Political Science

Political science, it has been said, is the study of the use and the abuse of power. It deals with political institutions, and the principles and conduct of government.

Pre-law students have traditionally studied political science in preparation for their legal studies, and while this still holds true today, the field has become a background for many careers. Those who are interested in the social services, public administration, the state department or any public service agency can all benefit from an understanding of government and its function.

Political science is also an excellent stepping stone for those interested in political careers -- either their own or someone else's.

Some in this field choose to teach, and others join public relations firms to research public voting tends. Still others combine political science with languages and business for international business careers.

SFCC offers an introductory course which compares various political ideologies. Other courses cover American politics, international politics, global issues and state-level government.

For additional program details, view the Political Science Career Guide.

Courses Offered

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
POLS& 101Intro to Political Science 5.0
POLS 125Introduction to Global Issues 5.0
POLS& 202American Government 5.0
POLS& 203International Relations 5.0
POLS 205Islam and the West: Theater of Cooperation and Conflict 5.0