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International Relations


Minor in International Relations

The LIU Global 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 culture. Students can complete one or more minors at LIU Global. Each minor requires the completion of a minimum of 15 credits from the approved courses numbered over 100. Courses listed below may only count toward one minor if cross-listed in another minor.

Email the Minor Form to, for review, upon completion of all approved courses or when you are registered for the final course.  

Course #

Course Title

Location, semester, type

GCOS 118 Foundations of Global Studies: Governance Costa Rica, spring, required
GEUR 200 The Emergence of the Modern Nation State:  From European Roots to Global Dominance Europe, fall, required
GEUR 207 Comparative Politics & the European Ideal: National Governments & the European Union Europe, spring, required
GCHI 310 Modern Chinese History China, fall, required
GAPC 300 Political Economy and Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Region Asia-Pacific Australia, fall, required
GAPC 320
Introduction to International Development
Asia-Pacific Australia, fall, required
GAPC 330 Culture, Politics and Identity in Australasia Asia-Pacific Australia, spring, required
GNYC 403
IRIS Internship (with approved International Relations focus)
IRIS, fall, required (requires Center Director's approval)
GNYC 405 Special Topics in International Relations Europe or China, fall/spring, elective (requires Center Director's approval)
GNYC 409 Classical Theories and Contemporary Issues in International Relations China or IRIS, fall elective
GNYC 430 Issues in Global Governance:  The Role of International Organizations Brooklyn, spring, elective (strongly recommended)
GNYC 433 Capstone Internship (with approved International Relations focus) Brooklyn, spring required (requires Center Director's approval)
Approved LIU Brooklyn coursework
Brooklyn, spring, elective
Approved LIU Brooklyn Coursework
Brooklyn, spring, elective

Note: Other equivalent classes may fulfill minor course requirements with approval.