International Relations Minor
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Students will gain a general knowledge of the field of International Relations, with exposure to the three core fields of the program, global politics, international economics, and modern history.
Objective 1.1: Students will identify and demonstrate knowledge of contemporary scholarship in the areas they have studied.
Objective 1.2: Students will identify and demonstrate knowledge of major historical and contemporary events in world affairs.
Goal 2: Students will be able to read and critically assess academic literature, orally articulate ideas, conduct research, and analyze data, appropriate to the undergraduate level.
Objective 2.1: Students will apply relevant theoretical concepts to assess real world issues.
Objective 2.2: Students will communicate an argument verbally or in writing in response to real world issues by analyzing or synthesizing relevant theories and concepts and/or analyzing and evaluating appropriate evidence.
Objective 2.3: Students will ask their own research question and conduct well-organized, empirically-oriented, written analysis of it by identifying, analyzing and synthesizing relevant theories and concepts, and collecting, analyzing and evaluating appropriate evidence.
Minors in International Relations will complete 6 courses that satisfy the following requirements:
|POL 115||Introduction to Global Politcs||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Introductory Economics Micro|
|Introductory Economics Macro|
|Intro to Comparative Politics|
|Plus 4 upper division IR courses. 1|
In completing these 4 upper division courses, students must take at least one approved ECN, HIS, and POL class.