Minor in International Studies

General Information

  • Offered by: The Department of Political Science
  • For further information: Consult the minor advisor, Dr. Greg Anderson, greg.anderson@ualberta.ca.

This minor is commonly taken as part of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program, which has additional regulations and requirements, including specific regulations for cross-listed courses.

Students from other programs should note the regulations and requirements on their own program page.

This interdisciplinary minor subject of concentration will enable students to examine the processes by which international forces of many sorts (particularly political, economic, and cultural forces) influence the lives people lead and the choices they face. Courses taken for this subject of concentration may also analyze international influences upon political, economic, social, cultural and environmental patterns and change in individual nations and communities.

Requirements for the Minor

  • See requirements for Minors found on the Bachelor of Arts (BA) page.
  • A minor in International Studies requires 12 to a maximum of 42 at the senior level, including at least 6 at the 300- and/or 400-level, in courses identified by the Faculty of Arts of which at least 3 must come from each of the following three lists.

Core Courses - Political

Core Courses - Economic

These core courses focus upon the economic aspects of international studies:

Core Courses - Cultural

These core courses focus upon the cultural aspects of international studies:

Additional Courses

The following courses also engage political, economic, and/or cultural aspects of international studies, and can also be counted toward the minor

To change your Major or Minor or declare a Certificate, use the relevant form in the Faculty of Arts Forms Cabinet. The FAQs page has lots of answers, too.

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For assistance contact:

Rob Aitken
Director of Undergraduate Programming