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Political Science


This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate of Arts Degree and is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in political science. The Political Science transfer curriculum provides students with the background in political science and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or a Rend Lake College advisor for any additional requirements.

Degrees & Certificates in Political Science

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

Associate in Arts Degree

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • POLI 1101 State and Local Government 1 (3)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (4)
  • Elective (3)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • ECON 2101 Principles of Economics I (3)
  • MATH 1111 Statistics 1 (4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECON 2102 Principles of Economics II (3)
  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

Program Outcomes

Political Science

  • Learn concepts, terminology, and theories necessary in understanding national, state, and local governments.
  • Apply factual knowledge to evaluate and critique real-life situations within the American political system.
  • Develop verbal communication skills that effectively articulate arguments during presentations, discussion, and political debate.
  • Demonstrate writing skills which illustrate points in a concise, coherent, and creative manner as it applies to a political forum.

Faculty & Staff


Psychology Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1804
Building: North Oasis
Office: 142
2012 PHI THETA KAPPA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD | 2020 RLCF OUSTANDING FACULTY MEMBER AWARD | Ed.D. Oakland City University | M.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale | B.S. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville |  A.S. John A. Logan College |  Certified Instructor of Leadership Development Studies
Speech Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1493
Building: North Oasis
Office: 144
2013 RLCF ASSESSMENT AWARD | Ed.D. Oakland City University | M.S. & B.S. Murray State University
Dean of Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1258
Building: North Oasis
Office: 145
M.S. Eastern Illinois University | B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
History Professor
Phone Extension: 1792
Building: North Oasis
Office: 151
2010 PHI THETA KAPPA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD | PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale | M.A. & B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Physical Science Instructor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1726
Building: South Oasis
Office: 140
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale | M.S. & B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Administrative Assistant | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1263
Building: North Oasis
Office: 134
A.S. Business Administration, Southeastern Illinois College

Arts & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1288
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Arts & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Arts & Sciences



 

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