Minor in International Studies

The minor in International Studies is an interdisciplinary program preparing students to engage with the concepts, ideas and analytical tools necessary to understand relations among nation-states and between states and no-state actors. It will introduce the students to various explanations of state behavior, whether, economic, diplomatic or cultural, in the context of history and contemporary and current events. Students will explore vital topics such as war, cooperation, foreign policy, international law, diplomacy, political economy, human rights and cultural/perceptional issues that shape state behavior.

This is an interdisciplinary program, with courses drawn from eleven different departments and programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Cotsakos College of Business. Students are required to take two courses from Political Science, and four electives courses from at least two of the departments that are listed within the minor: Africana World Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, Francophone Studies, Geography, History, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Women's & Gender Studies.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Dr. John G. Mason
Department of Political Science, Legal, and Urban Studies
Phone: 973-720-3421
Email: masonj@wpunj.edu