Political Science and Economics
TCC offers a large selection of political science courses that offer students a firm foundation in the study of politics. Whether students are preparing for political science as a major, or simply complementing a liberal arts background, TCC has courses that will meet the student’s needs.
Introduction to Political Science is an excellent overview of the discipline, exposing students to all the subfields, while Introduction to National Government focuses more on our domestic governmental structure. Students wishing for a more specific focus would be interested in Introduction to State and Local Government and Introduction to Public Administration.
TCC requires students who graduate with an A.A. degree have a basic knowledge of the United States Constitution. This can be satisfied with any of these courses, or with the one-credit Introduction to the United States Constitution course. Once students have completed any of these courses they may be able to pursue their interests in the field by taking an Internship Course in Political Science or Public Administration. The internship takes advantage of TCC’s proximity to the state capital, as well as other resources throughout the state and country. Students wishing a more global view of Political Science would be interested in Introduction to International Relations as well the more case study focused Introduction to Comparative Government.
In addition to courses in political science and geography, TCC offers students a basic foundation in economics, offering courses in both Introduction to Macroeconomics and the more business related Macroeconomics.