The Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science is designed for students interested in the study of governments and other political actors. The curriculum will provide students with a basic understanding of the central concepts, questions, and theoretical perspectives in political science. Among the concepts that students will study include power, authority, ethics, legitimacy, and representation; the concepts will be used to analyze the political impact of issues including war, peace, globalization, poverty, the environment, and equality. The course of study is designated as a university transfer program that meets the requirements for the first two years of study for the B.A. in political science at UNR. Since this emphasis is part of a 2+2 program, students receiving this degree will be eligible for transfer to upper division status in UNR’s College of Liberal Arts. Students wishing to transfer to any other baccalaureate program should consult advisors at TMCC and the institution of transfer to obtain the necessary courses.