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The Minor in Global Politics and Development offers students the opportunity to take courses in a range of subjects from different disciplines that will foster critical understanding and awareness about international politics, inequality, and conflict, and to apply this knowledge to their own disciplines.

The Minor in Global Politics and Development critically examines conflict and power in the international system, and development issues in the global South, from different theoretical and methodological perspectives. The Minor bridges disciplines and critically reflects on the evolution and character of relations between governments, between governments and international institutions, and between governments and societies and social movements, as well as the benefits and consequences of globalization.

Administered by: Department of Politics and Public Administration

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses, one (1) or two (2) courses, as indicated:

POL 208 Globalization and World Politics
or  
POG 100 People, Power and Politics, AND
POG 225 Global Governance
or  
POG 323 The Politics of International Development, AND
POL 540 Issues in Third World Politics

Plus four (4) or five (5) of the following:

ECN 220 Evolution of the Global Economy
GEO 108 Geography of the Global Village
GEO 208 Geography of the Global Economy
HIS 490 International Relations from 1945
POG 240 Intro to Comparative Politics
POG 324 Global Political Economy
POG 423 Nationalism and Identity
POG 424 Human Rights and Global Politics
POG 426 Global Conflict and Peace
POG 431 Power, Domination and Resistance
POG 443 Global Cities
POL 601 Social Movements and Politics
POL 607 Politics of Technology and Globalization
POL 688 Colonialism and Imperialism
SOC 803 International Community Engagement

SOC 803 is available to students with the approval of the Sociology department.


Please see Senate Policy 148 for further information about Minors.