Minor in International Politics

The International Politics Minor offers an opportunity for students from virtually every major across the curriculum to prepare themselves in the globalized context of the 21st Century for graduate programs in academia, careers on the international stage, jobs in the global economy, or social roles requiring factual, cultural, and political  knowledge about our interdependent world.

Program Description:  Students take a total of 24 credit hours.  Core Courses constitute 9 credit hours in 3 mandatory POLS classes; Elective Courses constitute 6 credit hours selected from 6 optional POLS courses; and Interdisciplinary Courses constitute 9 credit hours, with no more than 3 credit hours taken from an single department.  Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course; students seeking an IP Minor must submit a program of study at the outset of the program (and avoid “double-dipping”).  The IP Minor Coordinator (Nancy Haanstad, POLS) may approve exceptions to this program.

» Grade Requirements: A grade of "C" or better in all courses used toward the minor (a grade of "C-" is not acceptable).
» Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 24 credit hours required.

Students may not major in Political Science and Minor in International Politics.

Course Requirements for Minor

Required Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • POLS SS2100 Intro to International Politics (3)
  • POLS 3140 Foreign Policy of the United States (3)
  • POLS 4280 Foreign Policies of Major Powers (3)

Elective Courses (6 credit hours required)

  • POLS 3210 Politics and Governments of Europe (3)
  • POLS 3220 Politics and Governments of Asia (3)
  • POLS 3290 Introduction to Politics and Governments of Developing Nations (3)
  • POLS 4160 Topics in World Politics (3)
  • POLS 4180 International Law and Organization (3)
  • POLS 4190 Theories of International Politics (3)

Interdisciplinary Electives (9 credit hours required)

Select 9 credit hours with no more than 3 credit hours from each prefix.
  • ANTH SS/DV2010 Peoples and Cultures of the World (3)
    or GEOG SS/DV1300 Places and Peoples of the World (3)
  • CJ 4700 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
  • ECON 3110 International Trade (3)
  • ECON 3120 International Finance and Monetary Systems (3)
  • FL HU2020 Second Year II (3)
  • FL DV3550 Cultural Heritage I (3)
    or FL 3560 Cultural Heritage II (3)
    or FL 3570 Special Topics in Culture (3)
  • FL 3710 Business Language I (3)
  • FL 3850/4850 Study Abroad (1-6)
  • GEOG 3060 World Environmental Issues (3)
  • GEOG 3360 Economic Geography (3)
  • GEOG DV3540 Geography of Latin America (3)
  • GEOG DV3590 Geography of Europe (3)
  • GEOG DV3620 Geography of Russia and the Former USSR (3)
  • GEOG DV3640 Geography of Asia (3)
  • GEOG DV3660 Geography of China and Japan (3)
  • GEOG DV3740 Geography of Africa (3)
  • HIST 4450 History of Modern Eastern Europe since 1815 (3)
  • HIST DV4510 Twentieth Century World (3)
  • HIST DV4530 Far Eastern History (3)
  • HIST DV4550 Southeast Asian History (3)
  • HIST DV4590 Middle Eastern History (3)
  • HIST 4610 History of Africa (3)
  • HIST DV4650 Modern Latin America (3)
  • SOC DV4410 Comparative Political Sociology (3)


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