Feb 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in International Relations

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The International Relations (IR) minor is an inter-disciplinary course of study that allows students to examine international relations from different perspectives within a liberal arts curriculum. The International Relations minor introduces students to the major themes in IR: IR theories and approaches, peace and security, international political economy, foreign policy, and international norms and institutions.


  • 15 credit minor—Students are required to complete at least one course from Group A and at least one course from two of the other four categories (Groups B-E).
  • Students can take no more than three courses from one department.
  • Students may not use more than one 100-level course towards completion of the IR minor
  • Students must complete at least one 300-level course to fulfill the requirements of the IR minor.
  • No more than two courses from the student’s major can be applied toward the IR minor.


B. Foreign Policy and Analysis

These courses emphasize the foreign policies of countries or regions and research design and methods in IR.

C. International Norms and Institutions

These courses teach students how global cooperation has been achieved through the creation of international law, international norms, and international institutions.

E. International Peace and Security

These courses focus on peace, security, conflict, violence, war, and terrorism.

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