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Political Science


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Government and politics profoundly impact us every day, from the laws that govern our behavior, to the quality of the water we drink, to the decision of whether to go to war. Political Science encourages critical thinking about how government works at the local, state, national, and international levels, and how we—as democratic participants—can make government work better. Political Science students may pursue a wide range of careers, at home or abroad, in fields such as law, advocacy, diplomacy, and public administration.

We offer a variety of courses, including Introduction to Government: United States, Introduction to Government: California, Constitutional Rights, Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Political Theory, and Women and Politics from a Global Perspective. ARC's political science courses are typically both UC and CSU transferable. In addition, we offer an Associate's degree and Associate's for Transfer degree.

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