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Joliet Junior College

JJC Political Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist political science students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Joliet Junior College (JJC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101
Mathematics (Choose one of the following. Statistics is preferred)
MATH 132: Statistics for Business
or
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
or
*Approved College-level Math
BUS 205
or
MATH 128
or
Choose IAI approved course/s
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science Choose IAI approved course/ss
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) Choose IAI approved course/ss
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
and
POLSC 102: World Politics
PSCI 101
and
NO EQUIVALENCY
One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline (example - History General Education course.)** Choose IAI approved course/s

*IAI Waivers are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring.

**As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. See IAI waiver note.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

*NOTE: three credit hours count toward University general education requirements in social sciences.

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
POLSC 101: U.S. Government PSCI 101
POLSC 102: World Politics NO EQUIVALENCY
POLSC 250: Scope and Methods Political Science (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in Political Science) NO EQUIVALENCY
POLSC 350: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: POLSC 250 and one 300-level Political Science) NO EQUIVALENCY

Political Science Electives (18 credit hours)

Choose one course from each of the following categories.

*NOTE: At least two of the following courses must be taken at the 300 level.

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Political Theory
POLSC 240: Political Theory  
POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought  
POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought  
Comparative Politics
POLSC 220: European Politics  
POLSC 225: Latin American Politics  
POLSC 227: African Politics  
POLSC 228: Politics of Less Developed Areas  
POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy  
American Politics
POLSC 203: Introduction to Public Policy  
POLSC 206: State and Local Government PSCI 102
POLSC 207: Urban Politics  
POLSC 208: Public Administration  
POLSC 213: National Security Policy  
POLSC 215: Political Parties and Elections  
POLSC 216: Congress and the Presidency  
POLSC 222: Social Welfare Policy  
POLSC 268: Media in Politics  
POLSC 301: Public Policy Analysis  
Three additional Political Science Electives (9 credit hours) See Transferable Electives

Transferable Electives

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
POLSC 308: American Constitutional Law CRJ 220
POLSC Elective PSCI 103

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


As
of October 2018