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International Relations Minor

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We focus on international interactions and offer you a comparative perspective on the contemporary global system. You will think creativly about complex global problems in the analysis of political, societal, cultural, ethical, and normative aspects of international relations.

Total Credit Hours: 18 

Required Courses (9 Hours)

Elective Courses (9 Hours)

What You'll Study

Our program emphasizes the methods of analysis used in the social sciences and humanities to help you think critically about international phenomena and analyze the choices and challenges that arise. You'll take 18 credit hours for a minor. Available courses include:    

  • World Politics
  • The Global Economy and World Politics
  • Nations and Nationalities
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • International Law
  • International Organizations
  • International Conflict Management
  • Violent Political Change
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender


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Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing an international relations minor, please contact:

First Year Students:
Jennifer Hanratty
(540) 231-6438

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Phoebe Peterson
(540) 231-5874

Ioannis Stivachtis
(540) 231-5816