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International Relations Minor

Requirements for the Minor in International Relations:

  1. Minors must complete a minimum of 21 hours in International Relations in the following manner:
    1. Two introductory-level required courses for a total of 6 credit hours:
      • POLS 065 Comparative Politics (3 hrs)
      • POLS 075 World Politics (3 hrs)
      • POLS 170 International Law (3 hrs)
      • POLS 1xx International Security (3 hrs)
      • POLS 126 Political Economy of Globalization (3 hrs)
    2. Three upper-level required courses for a total of 9 credit hours:
    3. One 3-credit upper-level elective course in comparative politics, to be determined in consultation with your advisor.
    4. The final 3 credit hours will be taken through language study at Drake or an affiliated institution abroad.
  2. For graduation, minors must have at least a 2.00 cumulative G.P.A. in all courses counted towards the minor.
  3. Only Pols 065 and Pols 075 can count as credits towards both an IR minor and a Politics major or minor.
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