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South Suburban College

SSC 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 South Suburban College (SSC) 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 South Suburban College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech SPE 108
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
MTH 211
or
MTH 126
or
*See catalog for IAI approved course
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
and
POLSC 102: World Politics
PSC 101
and
NO EQUIVALENCY
One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline (for example - History General Education course).** *See catalog for IAI approved course

*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 South Suburban College Equivalent
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government PSC 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 South Suburban 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 PSC 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 South Suburban College Equivalent
POLSC 308 CJS 212
POLSC Electives PSC 105, 108 or 210

Additional Information

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

Contact

Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


As of October 2018