Minor in International Relations

APU’s international relations minor prepares effective leaders who have a global worldview, preparing them for careers in international politics, diplomacy, history, and more.

21 units


No more than 6 units of this minor may be in common with the student’s major. To graduate as department majors and minors, students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in program courses.

Core Courses
POLI 150American Government 13
POLI 180Intro to International Relations3
HIST 334History of American Foreign Affairs3
Elective Courses
Select at least two of the following:6
Political Geography
Comparative Politics
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Theories of International Relations
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
National Security
Politics of Developing Countries
Select two of the following:6-12
Economics of the Developing World
Comparative Economics
International Trade and Finance
Modern Africa
Enlightenment Europe
Europe 1789-1914
Europe 1914-1992
History of the Middle East I: Early and Medieval Islam
History of the Middle East II: Modern Middle East
Political Geography 2
Comparative Politics 2
Terrorism and Counterterrorism 2
Theories of International Relations 2
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 2
National Security 2
Politics of Developing Countries 2
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
Regional Studies
International Organizations
Political Topics 3
Total Units21