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.

Course Title

Location, Semester, Type

Global Business and Design Thinking

Costa Rica, Spring, Required for All Students

The Economics of Globalization

Europe, Fall, Required for All Students

Europe: From Regions to Nations to the EU

Europe, Fall, Required for All Students

Introduction to International Organizations

Europe, Spring, Required for All Students

Tools of International Diplomacy

Europe, Spring, Elective

Political Economy and Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Region

Australia/Asia, Fall, Required for All Students

Introduction to International Development

Australia/Asia, Fall, Elective

Climate Change, Marine Conservation and Coastal Management

Australia/Asia, Spring, Required for All Students

Classical Theories and Contemporary Issues in International Relations

Field Research Semester, Fall, Elective

International Internship

(Requires Center Director's Approval)

Field Research Semester, Fall, Required for All Students 

New York City Internship 

(Requires Center Director's Approval)

New York, Spring (Capstone), Required for All Students

LIU International Relations Courses

New York, Spring, Elective

LIU Political Science Courses

(Requires Center Director's Approval)

New York, Spring, Elective

Special Topics in International Relations

Europe, Australia/Asia, New York Fall/Spring

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

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