IR operates as an inter- and multi-disciplinary degree program in which core, as well as elective courses, are drawn from a range of disciplines such as political science, history, modern languages and literature, sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, and environmental studies.
The program provides students with a broad range of intellectual and critical skills for analyzing the interactions between political and economic systems, cultural norms, environmental dynamics, and hierarchies of power. A university-level language requirement anchors the program. To supplement their coursework students are encouraged to gain international experience by studying or working abroad or by doing international work in Canada.
The department offers an honours or major Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in IR. A minor in international politics is also offered. For the courses required for each program and their prerequisites see the Academic Calendar.
To help plan out your IR program, click here for Program Planning for IR students.
When advice is needed on the international relations program, students can contact one of the Program Advisors, Dr. Dave Thomas, Dr. James Devine, or Dr. Loralea Michaelis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To keep track of the courses you have taken, it is useful to fill in a Degree Audit Form.