Minor in Political Science/International Affairs
A. Program Mission Statement
The Minor in Political Science/International Affairs supports LAU’s core mission, vision and values by a commitment to education with a strong liberal arts foundation and a continuous improvement in the overall quality of teaching, research, writing and educational service. The intent of the program is thus to advance an academic understanding of contemporary political science/international affairs and address its complexities.
B. Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Graduates in the Minor in Political Science/International Affairs will:
- PLO 1. Identify the nature of government processes, the function of political systems, the structures and roles of institutions and constitutions
- PLO 2. Apply academic theories and concepts of international relations and relate them to contemporary global issues
- PLO 3. Demonstrate ability to analyze ethical complexity and act ethically in professional and academic environments.
- PLO 4. Describe the interrelationship among the historical, political, economic, cultural, and geographic dimensions in political science and international affairs
For a Minor in Political Science/International Affairs students must choose 18 credits of the following 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|
The minor consists of 18 credits. The duration will vary depending on how many of those courses can be counted as part of your major courses. Make sure to consult with your advisor.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.