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:
- Identify the nature of government processes, the function of political systems, the structures and roles of institutions and constitutions
- Apply academic theories and concepts of international relations and relate them to contemporary global issues
- Demonstrate ability to analyze ethical complexity and act ethically in professional and academic environments.
- Describe the interrelationship among the historical, political, economic, cultural, and geographic dimensions in political science and international affairs
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)
|POL201||Introduction to Political Science||3|
|POL222||Comparative Political System||3|
|POL240||Concepts of World Politics||3|
Minor elective requirements (9 credits):
|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|
|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|