Foreign Service (Minor)

SLU’s minor in foreign service can prepare you for an international career, whether with the U.S. government, international NGOs or in the public sector.

 


SLU's foreign service  minor is offered by the Department of Political Science. It requires 18 credit hours and builds on a strong foundation of international politics and political science. You’ll take two required political science courses, then select another two internationally focused political science classes. You can then choose two more internationally focused electives from other departments.

If you minor in foreign service at SLU, you will be encouraged to take classes that will benefit you most in their future careers.

Curriculum
  • POLS 1600: Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 3640: International Law

Approved political science electives:

  • POLS 2520: Introduction to African Politics
  • POLS 2530: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
  • POLS 2540: Ethnicity and Internal War
  • POLS 2550: Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • POLS 2560: Politics of Asia
  • POLS 2600: Intro to Political Economy
  • POLS 2640: International Terrorism
  • POLS 2650: War and Peace in Middle East
  • POLS 2660: Middle East/International Politics
  • POLS 3500: The Asian Miracles
  • POLS 3510: Rebirth of Democracy
  • POLS 3520: Communism, Capitalism and Social Justice
  • POLS 3530: Comparative Revolution
  • POLS 3567: Political Development in Contemporary Spain
  • POLS 3600: Problems of Globalization
  • POLS 3610: Multilateral Diplomacy
  • POLS 3620: International Organization and the Management of World Problems
  • POLS 3650: International Relations of Africa
  • POLS 3660:   U.S. Strategy in Asia
  • POLS 3914: Foreign Service Internship
  • POLS 3918: Overseas Fieldwork
  • POLS 4500: Russian Political Culture
  • POLS 4650:  War, Peace, and Politics
  • POLS 4690:  Theories of World Politics
  • POLS 4730: Contemporary Political Ideologies
  • POLS 4980: Advanced Independent Study (Open to students with 3.3 GPA or better.)
  • POLS: Democratization

Other approved electives:

  • Any modern language courses beyond the intermediate level
  • ECON 3790: Economies of Latin America
  • ECON 3850: Political Economy European Union
  • ECON 4300: International Trade
  • ECON 4310: Exchange Rates and Global Economy
  • ECON 4560: Economic Development
  • HIST 2710: China and Japan Since 1600
  • HIST 3140: 20th Century Europe: World Wars
  • HIST 3180: Modern Latin America
  • HIST 3250: The World in Conflict Since 1945
  • HIST 3290: Russia Since 1905
  • HIST 3310: Modern European Diplomatic History, 1914-Present
  • HIST 3540: U.S. Diplomatic History, 1900-1945
  • HIST 3550: U.S. Diplomatic History Since 1945
  • HIST 3810: Islamic Civilization
  • HIST 3820: Islamic Middle East
  • HIST 3830: Modern Middle East
  • PSY 4270: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • SOC 1180: World Geography
  • SOC 3350: Social Movements
  • SOC 3610: Sociology of International Relations
  • THEO 2515: Social Justice
  • THEO 2710: Religion of the World
  • THEO 2715: Jerusalem: Three Faiths, One City
  • THEO 2820: Religion and Science
  • THEO 2905: Death and Suffering
  • THEO 3335: Christians in the Middle East
  • THEO 3515: Poverty, Wealth and Justice
  • THEO 3510: Faith and Politics
  • THEO 3710: Arts of Hinduism and Buddhism
  • THEO 4510: War and Peace in the Christian Tradition
  • THEO 4810: Nicaragua: Theology and Culture
Faculty
  • Emmanuel Uwalaka, Ph.D., program director