Not open to students pursuing a major in International Relations.

Minor Objectives

The student who graduates with a minor in International Relations will be able to:

  • Comprehend various theories about the nature of conflict and cooperation in the post-Cold War era.
  • Explore the norms and purposes of international structures and regimes.
  • Critically assess the unique principles, structure, and organization of the major international organizations.
  • Assess the economic and political processes in international development; diagnose social issues in international development; appraise the need for sustainable international development.
  • Identify the various manifestations of globalization and its impact on various public policies as they relate to cultural, economic, political, and social institutions.

Minor Requirements (18 semester hours)

IRLS200Information Literacy and Global Citizenship3
IRLS300Comparative Political Systems3
IRLS301International Organizations3
IRLS302International Development3
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Human Security
African Politics
Asian Politics
Government and Security of Russia
European Politics
Latin American Politics
Global Politics of Islam
Globalization and the Market Economy
Human Rights
National and Transnational Justice
Environmental Security
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Conflict Resolution
Principles of Peacekeeping
Peacekeeping Logistics
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
International Civil Order
Government & Security in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict: Contemp. Politics & Dipl.
Politics and Security in the Persian Gulf
Total Semester Hours18