Political Science

Folsom Lake College Political Science

Folsom Lake College's political science program studies governmental structures and political systems, as well as examines how individuals and institutions interact within those systems. Courses in the department are designed to introduce students to principle concepts, to stimulate an interest in the connection between theoretical ideas and real world events, and to motivate involvement and participation in the political process. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively about issues facing them, their communities, their state, and their world.

Faculty in the political science department are widely-traveled and have practical experience in a variety of governmental and political professions. They are focused on providing stimulating instruction in an atmosphere that encourages and emphasizes student participation.

The introductory courses also prepare students for further study of political science and government theories and practice at the university level. Most of the courses offered are transferable to accredited universities and fulfill general education requirements for a variety of major and degree programs and certificates.

Note: All courses require significant writing and research. Completion of ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300 is required for most courses.

Career Options

Administration
Business
Civil Service
Foreign Service
Journalism
Law
Legislative Analysis & Advocacy
Local, State, & Federal Government
Military Leadership
Politics
Public Relations
Teaching
Urban Planning