Political Science

AA Transfer Degree

Political scientists study the functions and working of governments. Many of them specialize in a general area of political science, including political theory, U.S. political institutions and processes, comparative political institutions and processes, or international relations and organizations. Some scientists specialize in a particular type of political institution or in the politics of a specific era. The primary goal of the JWCC program of study is the training of students for an active and effective citizenship.  Program offerings are intended to provide for the student a sense of relationship between basic political structures and practice. Further, the program is designed to help students understand the organization and operation of the various levels of government and to distinguish rights, privileges and duties within these realms.