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International Relations Minor

Hours - 18 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revision 9/16/2022
Sponsoring Program: Political Science
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Business & Government
Holokai Category: Math and Science

Program Requirements

Core Courses - 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
POSC 170 International Relations F, W, S 3.0
POSC 364 Strategic Logic of International Interaction S 3.0
POSC 470 International Relations Theory S 3.0
POSC 230 Fundamentals of Governance F, W 3.0

Electives (Choose Two) - 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
POSC 202 History of Political Philosophy F, W 3.0
POSC 322 Oceanic Governments and Politics W 3.0
POSC 335 Issues of Terrorism W 3.0
POSC 338 The Economics of Political Violence F 3.0
POSC 340 Asian Governments and International Relations W 3.0
POSC 350 International Law F 3.0
POSC 358 Comparative Law F 3.0
POSC 362 or International Political Economy F 3.0
POSC 366 Politics and Economics of the Developing World F 3.0
POSC 384 The United Nations and Intergovernmental Organizations F 3.0
POSC 386 Pacific Regionalism and Conflict F 3.0

Additional Program Requirements

Double-counting is allowed for the international relations minor core classes only. Electives used to satisfy the requirements of other majors or minors will not count.

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing a major in political science, students will:

  • Write an effective research paper using professional formats;
  • Write an effective persuasive/analytical essay/report;
  • Demonstrate competence using logical/analytical skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of political philosophy/theory;
  • Demonstrate the critical reading skills needed to engage professional journals/monographs;
  • Demonstrate content mastery in international relations, law, U.S. government, Asia/Pacific, or public management;
  • Conduct an effective oral presentation;
  • Complete a meaningful internship or capstone paper.