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 115Introduction to Global Politcs3
Select one of the following:
Introductory Economics Micro
Introductory Economics Macro
Intro to Comparative Politics
Any HIS 200-level course (except HIS 201 and HIS 211)
Plus 4 upper division IR courses. 1