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International Relations (Minor)

About the Program

The international relations minor primarily focuses on the interactions and interconnectedness of nation-states at the international level, but also encompasses other participants in international affairs, such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, sub-national entities, and individual citizens. The minor emphasizes the conceptual and methodological tools used to examine international relations and investigates the crucial global issues and agendas of our time. These global issues include international and local conflicts, terrorism, international trade and economic integration, international development, international organizations, and the protection of human dignity.

Students will be challenged with evaluating opposing world views and contentious issues. Upon the completion of this program, students will be better prepared to enter into a professional career or further their education, armed with analytical thinking and writing skills, and develop a broader and more informed vision of international relations.

About the Political Science Department

B218 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6116
Fax: (716) 878-3369

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours (18 Cr)

Required Courses (9 cr)
PSC 230 International Relations
PSC 330 American Foreign Policy
GEG 300 World Regional Geography

Electives (9 cr)
Must select at least 1 International Relations course and one Comparative Politics course

International Relations
PSC 302 International Conflict and Peaceful Resolution
PSC 305 Environmental Policy
PSC 308 International Organizations and International Law
PSC 309 International Political Economy
PSC 333/ AAS 333 African International Relations
PSC 336 Latin America in World Politics
PSC 337 Politics of Globalization

Comparative Politics
PSC 240 European Political Systems
PSC 340 Politics of Developing Countries
PSC 341 Government, Politics, and Policies of the European Union
PSC 345/HIS 313 Politics and History of the Middle East

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