The minor in International Relations orients students to the historical origins and the contemporary operations of the global political system. After completing the program, students will understand the emergence of the nation-state system through the history of Europe and its Empires. They will likewise understand how the institutions of global governance, founded in the period following the Second World War, aspire to cope effectively with humanity’s common concerns. Students also explore the stresses that contemporary events are exerting on both the system of governance and our capacity to make sense of the world system as a whole. Students supplement their study of global governance with courses in regional and national political cultures.
In order to meet the 15-credit requirement for the International Relations minor, students complete:
|Category A - The International System and Governance|
|GCOS 118||Foundations of Global Studies: The World Economy and Global Governance|
|GEUR 303||European Politics: The Emergence of the Modern Nation State|
|GEUR 300||Comparative Politics & the European Ideal: National Governments & the European Union|
|GNYC 409||Classical Theories and Contemporary Issues in International Relations|
|GNYC 430||Issues in Global Governance: The Role of International Organizations|
|Category B - National and Regional Political Contexts|
|GCHI 310||Modern Chinese History|
|GAUS 330||Culture, Politics & Identity in Australia and Bali|
|GAPC 330||Religions, Culture & Politics in Thailand|
|GNYC 405||Special Topics in International Relations|
|GEUR 318||Understanding Europe: Present and Future of European Union|
* With the Dean’s approval, courses taken with prior approval at LIU Brooklyn during the Senior Capstone semester can be treated as equivalent to courses in Category A and B. Lists of appropriate courses that align with the Capstone Semester schedule will be identified each fall as students are building their schedules for the Capstone Semester in the spring.