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Global Security Studies Minor (GSS)

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 & Diplomacy may not combine that concentration with the GSS minor.


Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses
(2 courses) 6 Credits

  1. One foundation course in state security issues:  Either PSC 124 International Relations OR PSC 139 International Relations Honors OR HST 122 Global History 1750 - Present
  2. One course in human and environmental security issues:  Either ANT 185 Global Encounters OR GEO 171 Human Geographies

Advanced Course Work
(4 courses) 12 Credits

Four (4) additional courses (12 credits) in APPROVED courses numbered 300 or above.

  • two courses that focus on traditional issues of state security, taken from Course List A

                                                          AND

  • two courses that focus on human and environmental security, taken from Course List B

*Refer to the course lists below for the official list of approved courses that will count toward the minor each semester.

Course Lists

Main campus courses
Spring 2018 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2017 Courses for GSS Minor

Summer 2017 Courses for GSS Minor
Spring 2017 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2016 Courses for GSS Minor
Summer 2016 Courses for GSS Minor
Spring 2016 Courses for GSS Minor
Fall 2015 Courses for GSS Minor

Summer 2015 Courses for GSS Minor

Spring 2015 Courses for GSS Minor

Fall 2014 Courses for GSS Minor
Summer 2014 Courses for GSS Minor

Spring 2014 Courses for GSS Minor 
Fall 2013 Courses for GSS Minor

A sample of courses offered through SU Abroad
GSS Courses Abroad

 

For more information you can email  Dr. Terrie Northrup or go to iradvising.acuityscheduling.com to schedule an appointment to discuss declaring a Minor in Global Political Economy. 

Please note:  To be eligible to declare a minor in Global Security Studies, a student must first complete at least one (1) required intro course with a grade of "B" or better.  Additionally, a maximum of nine (9) credits may be shared between the major and the minor, of which a maximum of six (6) credits may be upper-division (300-level or higher) credits.  In order to graduate with the minor, the final GPA in the minor must be 2.0 or better in accordance with University policy.