Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Programs / Minors: Minor in International Affairs

The Minor in International Affairs

The International Affairs Minor is designed to provide undergraduate students exposure to the analytical tools and substantive knowledge necessary to make sense of an increasingly complex global environment. The curriculum is flexible enough to engage a wide range of interests. Students can focus on particular geographic regions, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Alternatively, they can focus on substantive issues, such as development, security, or the politics of international economic relations.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 2240
    Introduction to Comparative Politics
    3
  • POLS 2250
    Introduction to International Relations
    3

Elective Courses - 9 Credit Hours

*At least six hours of elective coursework must be in political science.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3350
    Cultures and Societies of the World
    3
  • ANTH 3307
    Cultural Anthropology
    3
  • ECON 4310
    Economic Development in Global Perspective
    3
  • ECON 4410
    International Trade and Finance
    3
  • GEOG 3312
    Geography of Europe
    3
  • GEOG 3320
    Political Geography
    3
  • GEOG 3330
    Economic Geography
    3
  • GEOG 3350
    Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
    3
  • GEOG 3360
    Geography of Asia
    3
  • GEOG 3370
    Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
    3
  • HIST 3321
    Diplomatic History of the United States
    3
  • HIST 3334
    The Africans in the Diaspora
    3
  • HIST 3366
    History of Mexico and Central America
    3
  • HIST 3367
    History of Brazil
    3
  • HIST 3373
    Modern India and South Asia
    3
  • HIST 3374
    Modern China and Japan
    3
  • HIST 3382
    North Africa and the Middle East in Modern Times
    3
  • HIST 3391
    History of West Africa
    3
  • HIST 3392
    History of Southern, Eastern and Central Africa
    3
  • HIST 4454
    Twentieth Century Europe
    3
  • HIST 4455
    Twentieth Century Russia
    3
  • POLS 3350
    American Foreign Policy
    3
  • MGT 3600
    Introduction to International Business
    3
  • MGT 4174
    International Human Resource Management
    3
  • MGT 4190
    International Management
    3
  • MGT 4476
    Contemporary Global Business Practices
    3
  • MKTG 4476
    Contemporary Global Business Practices
    3
  • MKTG 4820
    International Marketing
    3
  • NURS 4423
    International Health Policy
    3
  • POLS 4000
    Practicum in Political Science and International Affairs
    3
  • POLS 4431
    Politics of International Terrorism
    3
  • POLS 4433
    European Union Politics
    3
  • POLS 4438
    International Political Economy
    3
  • POLS 4439
    Political Economy of Post-communist Eurasia
    3
  • POLS 4448
    Politics of Eurasia
    3
  • POLS 4449
    International Relations of Eurasia
    3
  • POLS 4452
    Politics of the Pacific Rim
    3
  • POLS 4453
    Latin America: Democracy and Development
    3
  • POLS 4454
    Politics of the Middle East
    3
  • POLS 4455
    International Relations of Africa
    3
  • POLS 4456
    International Environmental Policy
    3
  • POLS 4457
    South Asian Politics: A Comparative Perspective
    3
  • PSYC 3355
    Cross-Cultural Psychology
    3

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)

Elective courses must be selected from among those fulfilling IA major upper-division, concentration I and/or concentration II requirements. At least six hours of elective coursework must be in political science.