Welcome to Political Science at FRC!

About the Program

Students in this program explore politics, policy-making, governance at the domestic and international levels.

Political science students at FRC enjoy small class sizes and individualized assistance from the program faculty. The program highlights active student learning and civic engagement. Students participate in activities such as Constitution Day, proposition forums, election parties, research presentation, campus event planning, and community outreach. In these courses students will build their writing, oral communication and critical thinking skills, and develop a sense of civic responsibility.

Catalog information for Political Science

Is a political science major for me?

  • You want to build strong tools to understand, promote and debate political arguments.
  • You want to improve as a writer, speaker and critical thinker.
  • You would like to explore topics such as American public opinion, development, global politics, civil rights, social movements, international relations.
  • You’re interested in the ideas that underlie the political world.
  • You’re interested in law school or public policy.
  • And, if you love analyzing the state of world governments, combining historical events with modern conflicts, and proposing brilliant new solution to the world’s issues, political science might be the field for you!


Why FRC?

Feather River College offers a range of political science courses covering the discipline subfields, such as international relations, political economy, and public policy. The program has an active campus presence and involved faculty. Students will enjoy individualized learing approaches and access to attentive faculty. Courses are also offered online. If you are interested in pursing an online degree, these courses are for you! 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Political Science program coursework, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and define the core concepts of political science and government that apply to the state, national, and international levels.
  2. Apply research methods and major theoretical perspectives to analyze political behavior, and the role of structures and institutions of power and governance.


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