Foreign Politics Minor
|Students participate in Model United Nations in New York with Dr. Rubongoya.|
About the Program
The minor in foreign politics focuses of the international political system, the role of state and institutions and American foreign policy. An examination of international organizations, global political economy, political theory and research methods provides an understanding of the relationship between national and international policies in an increasingly interdependent world.
Required Courses (3):
POLI 231 International Politics
POLI 247 Theory in International Relations
POLI 353 The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy
POLI 209 Research Methods in Public Affairs
POLI 221 Comparative Political Systems: Europe
POLI 222 Comparative Political Systems: Asia
POLI 224 Comparative Political Systems: Africa
POLI 225 Comparative Political Systems: Latin America
POLI 232 International Organizations
POLI 333 Global Political Economy
POLI 351 Environmental Public Policy
POLI 352 Human Rights Policy
With departmental permission, courses from among POLI 260-262, 395-396, 401, 406, 416 and 495-497 or one from among INQ 260JPS or INQ 177, 277 or 377 may be substituted when they include topics related to international politics; or any Honors 301 course whose topic is appropriate and approved by the program coordinator.
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