2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Security Studies Minor

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Terrie Northrup, Minor Coordinator
225 Eggers Hall

The minor in Global Security Studies (GSS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students explore the global, international, national, and human dimensions of security, conflict, and conflict resolution in contemporary international relations using the analytic tools provided in different social science disciplines. The minor is administered by the International Relations Program and is open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students in good academic standing. International relations majors whose topic concentration is international security and diplomacy (ISD) are not eligible to take the Global Security Studies minor. In addition, for students majoring in International Relations who wish to undertake the Global Security Studies minor, a maximum of three (3) lower division (below 300 level) credits may be shared between the major and the minor, and a maximum of six (6) upper-division (300 level or higher) credits may be shared between the major and the minor.

Minor Requirements

The Global Security minor consists of six (6) courses, eighteen (18) credits. These include two required introductory-level courses, either PSC 124 - International Relations  or HST 122 - Global History 1750 to Present  to contextualize state security issues, and ANT 185 - Global Encounters:Comparing World Views & Values Cross-Culturally  or GEO 171 - Human Geographies  to highlight human and environmental security issues. The minor then requires 12 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. To maintain a balanced focus on the different dimensions of security, these upper division courses must include two (2) courses from List A, which focus on traditional issues of state security and two (2) courses from List B, which focus on human and environmental securities. You may check the lists of approved A & B courses offered each semester at http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/IR_Global_Security_Studies/

Additional Information

Other advanced undergraduate courses (300-level or higher) in the social sciences that are not listed in the course catalog may be accepted toward completion of the minor upon approval by the International Relations Program. These courses will be listed on the Global Security Studies minor webpage at http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/IR_Global_Security_Studies/

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