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Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree in Government is intended to provide students with the first two years of government courses and to prepare them for transfer to an institution that grants a baccalaureate degree. Students who plan to transfer to an institution which grants a baccalaureate degree in order to continue their study of government should refer to the catalog of that institution and consult with an ACC instructor of government.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    History1 3
  MATH 1332 College Mathematics OR 3
  MATH 1314 College Algebra
    Oral Communication2 3
    Foreign Language3 5
  Semester II
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    History1 3
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
  Foreign Language3 5
  Natural Science4 3-4
  Semester III
  Literature5 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
  Humanities4 3
    Natural Science4 3-4
    Social and Behavioral Science4 3
  Semester IV
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science7 OR 3
  GOVT 2389 Internship in Government7 OR
  GOVT 2311 Mexican American Politics7
    Visual and Performing Arts4 3
    Unrestricted Elective8 6
  TOTALS 64-66

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Select from: HIST 1301, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
  2Select from the following: SPCH 1311, SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318.
  3Foreign language hours must be taken in the same language.
  4Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  5Select a literature course from Humanities in the Core Curriculum Course List.
  7Students must have completed both GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306 with a passing grade before enrolling in GOVT 2304, GOVT 2311, or GOVT 2389.
  8Unrestricted Electives: Although these courses may be selected from any program, students planning to transfer to an institution for a baccalaureate degree are advised to choose electives which will be applicable to their baccalaureate degree.