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2014-2015 Catalogue 
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Relations Minor

Current political, economic, and social trends indicate that the world is changing from a system of predominantly self-contained nation states towards a globally integrated community with multiple independent actors, including regional custom unions, economic communities, transnational enterprises, and individuals. Those wishing to compete successfully in the global society must understand the new complexities of the international environment. This minor is designed to introduce students to some of the more salient aspects of international phenomena, and thus to help in preparing them for a responsible role in the world.

  1. The minor in International Studies is available to full-time, degree candidate students who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  2. To qualify for the minor, students must demonstrate proficiency in a modern foreign language. Proficiency can be demonstrated either by:
    1. completing a minor in a modern foreign language or
    2. completing one advanced-level modern language course.
  3. Politics majors may apply only one course of the core politics courses to the IR minor.
  4. Prior to preregistration for the fall of their senior year, students must declare to the director of the minor their intention to work towards completing the minor.
  5. To obtain the minor, students must have achieved at least a C (2.00) average in the minor courses.

The program requires completion of five specific international courses including: