Minor in Political Science/International Affairs

Our program aims to advance an academic understanding of contemporary political science/international affairs and address its complexities. It develops your research and writing skills through active learning and the promotion of critical thinking, and challenges students and faculty to improve the learning process.

What Will I Learn?

With a Minor in Political Science/International Affairs you will be able to:

Your Career

This minor program prepares you for the job market by adding to your majors through a minor in political science/international affairs. It also provides a strong political science/international affairs background for students majoring in many disciplines, such as education, psychology, social work, English literature, communication arts, etc.

Our program also prepares you to join the MA in International Affairs Program at LAU after completing your BA. 


You must choose 18 credits of the following courses. The duration will vary depending on how many of those courses can be counted as part of your major courses.

Minor core requirements (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
POL201 Introduction to Political Science 3
POL222 Comparative Political System 3
POL240 Concepts of World Politics 3

Minor elective requirements (9 credits):

Number Course Cr
POL203 Government and Politics of Lebanon 3
POL210 Introduction to Political Thought 3
POL252 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution 3
POL312 Politics of the Developing Areas 3
POL321 American Governments and Politics 3
POL322 Foreign Policy of the Major Powers 3
POL323 Middle East Governments and Politics 3
POL331 International Organization 3
POL332 Public International Law 3
POL335 Politics of Multiculturalism 3
POL346 International Political Economy 3
POL357 Globalization and Political Change 3
POL426 Politics of the European Union 3
POL432 Diplomatic and Consular Service 3
POL437 Topics in Political Science/International Affairs 3
POL422 The Middle East in World Affairs 3