Bachelor of Arts in Politics
SPSCC has an articulation agreement in Politics with the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. To be eligible to transfer into the second year of the three-year Bachelor of Arts in Politics program at the University of Otago, students must successfully complete the Associate in Arts degree at SPSCC, having taken specific courses as outlined in the Articulation Agreement (see the AA Requirements tab), and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Please visit https://spscc.edu/areas/gened/aas-dta-deg to learn more about the Associate in Arts degree at SPSCC.
About the College
[Note: This information is provided by the University of Otago.]
Established in 1869 in the city of Dunedin, Otago is New Zealand's first university. Otago is ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world. The university has grown with the city, and today education is the main focus of the city; 22,000 of the 120,000 residents are students at Otago.
Dunedin is Australasia's only true student city, and provides an unmatched residential campus life, where you can live in the neighbourhoods with local students and have a true "kiwi" student experience.
Otago’s extremely beautiful campus is within 10 minutes' walk of Dunedin’s vibrant city centre. Dunedin is also on the doorstep many of New Zealand's famed natural environments, from golden sand beaches complete with penguin residents, to vineyards, towering alpine peaks, impressive fjords, and glaciers tumbling through pristine sub-tropical rainforest. The south of the South Island is sure to hold great appeal for the adventure seeking study abroad student.
Please note: either the University of Otago or SPSCC can terminate the articulation agreement at any time. It is vital the student notifies the University of Otago during the application process that the student is applying by means of this specific articulation agreement. Students that have completed the AA degree at SPSCC may be accepted into the second year of the three-year Bachelor of Arts in Politics program subject to the same requirements as outlined on the University of Otago website for applying students.
To be eligible to transfer into the second year of the three-year Bachelor of Arts in Politics degree at the University of Otago, the SPSCC student will need to:
- successfully complete an Associate in Arts degree (see below) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- successfully complete SPSCC classes that are the equivalent of 126 points at the University of Otago.
To achieve the equivalent of 126 University of Otago points, students will need to take a combination of the SPSCC classes listed below; unless specified, classes must be taken in the groups listed and may not be broken down for individual points.
36 points are awarded if the student successfully completes POLS&101, Introduction to Political Science, POLS&202, American Government AND POLS&203, International Relations.
36 points are awarded if the student successfully completes three of the Anthropology classes listed below, 54 points if the student successfully completes five of the Anthropology classes listed below and 90 points if the student successfully completes all seven of the Anthropology classes listed below.
- ANTH&100, Survey of Anthropology
- ANTH&104, World Prehistory
- ANTH&204, Archaeology
- ANTH&210, Indians of North America: Diversity
- ANTH&216, Northwest Coast Indians: Diversity
- ANTH&227, Pacific Island Cultures: Diversity
- ANTH270, Anthropology of Diverse Sexualities: Diversity
18 points are awarded if the student successfully completes BOTH ENGL&101, English Composition I AND ENGL&102, Composition II.
36 points are awarded if the student successfully completes HIST&116, Western Civilization I, HIST&117, Western Civilization II AND HIST&118, Western Civilization III.
36 points are awarded if the student successfully completes PHIL&101, Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL102, Ethics AND PHIL&115, Critical Thinking.
Associate in Arts Core Requirements:
- ENGL&101, English Composition I
- ENGL&102, Composition II
5 credits from the quantitative General Education Distribution
15 credits from 3 disciplines. No more than 5 credits in performance/skill courses. No more than 5 credits of foreign language at the first-year level.
15 credits from 3 disciplines.
15 credits from 3 disciplines. Must include 1 lab science.
15 credits from the General Education Distribution or Specified Electives Lists. No more than 3 PE activity credits are accepted in transfer. AND 15 additional credits 100 level and above.