The Department of International Relations offers a Minor in International Relations, where students will have to complete the requirements of six courses of their choosing. Students are encouraged to pursue courses that they feel will be relevant to their own interests, as well as disciplinary perspectives. The component can be designed in a way that would offer additional insight and analysis which would apply and enrich other fields of study.
To complete a minor in International Relations, a student must do 6 courses:
- One 1000 introductory level course
- Five electives to be offered by the department
- Up to 2 cross-listed courses from another department can count towards the minor
Important: It is mandatory to complete a 1000 level course in a prior semester before opting for higher level courses. If students have an area of interest that has not been explored by any of the offered electives, they may also approach faculty to propose the possible creation of an Independent Study Module (ISM) that focuses on the subject in question. The availability of ISMs will depend on the consent of the faculty advisor. Students can take up to a maximum of one ISM on a topic of their devising.