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Minor in Global Politics and Development

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

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



  • 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 327 Non-State Actors and Global Security
  • POG 328 Peace and Security in Asia
  • POG 331 Politics and Cinema
  • POG 342 Politics in Africa
  • POG 343 Politics in Latin America
  • POG 423 Nationalism and Identity
  • POG 424 Human Rights and Global Politics
  • POG 426 Global Conflict and Peace
  • POG 427 Women, War, and Peace
  • POG 431 Power, Domination and Resistance
  • POG 432 Varieties of Democracy
  • POG 443 Global Cities
  • POG 447 Courts and Constitutions
  • POL 501 Women, Power and Politics
  • POL 601 Social Movements and Politics
  • POL 607 Politics of Technology and Globalization
  • POL 609 Global Justice
  • POL 613 International Law for Human Protection
  • 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  (PDF file) Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.