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Politics and Governance, BA

Minor in Global Politics and Development

The Minor in Global Politics and Development provides students with a critical examination of understanding of conflict and power in the international system, and development issues in the global South.  It critically reflects on the evolution and character of relations between governments, between governments and international institutions, and between governments and societies and social movements. Offered under the Minors Policy of Ryerson University, it is comprised of several courses covering a range of subjects that will foster critical understanding of, and awareness about, international politics, inequality, and conflict, and will help students apply this knowledge to their own disciplines.

The Minor also reflects an interdisciplinary impulse, with courses drawn from several programs at Ryerson.

This Minor is NOT available to students in the Politics and Governance program or to students in the Public Administration and Governance program.

To receive the Minor, a student must complete six one-term courses (or equivalent) in the configuration shown in the Calendar listing of the Global Politics and Development Minor.

Courses that form part of the Global Politics and Development Minor may also satisfy the Professionally-Related or Liberal Studies requirements of your degree. Consult the Professionally-Related tables of your Program of Study and the Liberal Studies tables (Table A for Lower Level; Table B for Upper Level).  

If you wish to take a particular course in the Minor that is NOT on the Professionally-Related tables of your Program of Study, it may be possible to have it “count” as one of your required Professionally-Related electives through the use of a “Directive” form. Consult with your Undergraduate Program Director, Department Chair, or School Director for advice.