Minor in Social Science

Minor in Social Science

Minor in Social Science

The Social Science Division has four (4) minor programs which are offered to students at MUIC.

1) International Relations Minor

2) Global Affairs Minor

3) Asian Studies Minor

4) Psychology Minor

Note 1: Students majoring in International Relations and Global Affairs cannot take the following minor programs: International Relations, Global Affairs, Asian Studies.

Note 2: Students majoring International Relations and Global Affairs can only take the Psychology minor offered by the Social Science Division.

International Relations Minor (for Non-International Relations students) (20 credits)

Students who choose the International Relations minor must register and complete ICIR 101 Approaches to International Relations and choose any 4 courses in addition to ICIR 101 to complete the International Relations minor.

Course code

Course name

Credit

ICIR 101

Approaches to International Relations and Global Affairs

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 102

Approaches to Comparative Politics and Systems

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 201

The Formation of the Modern World: From the Industrial Revolution to High Imperialism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 202

Globalization and the International Order in the Twentieth Century: From the First World War to 9/11

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 203

Foundations of Political Thought

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 204

Perspectives on International Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 211

Globalization and Social Change

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 213

Conflict, War and Peace Studies

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 215

Thai Foreign Policy

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 218

Authoritarian Populism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 221

International Political Economy

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 222

International Organizations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 223

Democracy as a Political System

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 224

Security and Conflict in a Global Perspective

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 225

Global Media, Social Change and International Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 226

The History and Concept of Diplomacy

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 239

Nations and Nationalisms

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 302

ASEAN and Southeast Asian Regionalism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 303

Transnational Movements and Migration

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 304

Transnational Crime

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 305

Conflict Resolution

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 307

The United Nations and Contemporary World Politics

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 309

Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 311

Foreign Policy Analysis

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 312

International Law and International Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 313

Human Rights and International Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 314

International Development Studies

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 315

Devolution, Privatization and State Failure

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 321

Political Risk, Business and International Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 322

The Politics and Economics of Non-Governmental Organizations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 323

The Practice of Diplomacy

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 332

Comparative Regionalism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 334

Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Political Violence

4 (4-0-8)

 



Global Affairs Minor (20 credits)

Course code

Course name

Credit

ICIR 101

Approaches to International Relations and Global Affairs

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 102

Approaches to Comparative Politics and Systems

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 201

The Formation of the Modern World: From the Industrial Revolution to High Imperialism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 202

Globalization and the International Order in the Twentieth Century from the First World War to 9/11

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 203

Foundations of Political Thought

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 211

Globalization and Social Change

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 212

Social Institutions of the Modern World

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR  213

Conflict, War and Peace Studies

 

ICIR 214

Perspectives on Thailand

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 217

Culture and Power

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 219

Genders and Sexual Diversity in the Globalized World

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 221

International Political Economy

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 227

Approaches to Culture and Society

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 228

Europe and the ‘West’ in the Contemporary World

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 229

Environment and Natural Resources in Global Affairs

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 237

International Economic Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 238

Politics and Identity in Cold War Europe, 1945-1991

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 239

Nations and Nationalisms

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 302

ASEAN and Southeast Asian Regionalism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 306

Intelligence, Data and Surveillance

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 307

The United Nations and Contemporary World Politics

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 308

Political Islam

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 313

Human Rights and International Relations

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 314

International Development Studies

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 324

Society and Technology in the Modern World

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 325

Migration, Diasporas and the Politics of Space

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 327

Ethnicity and Representation in International Affairs

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 331

Religion and Politics in the Contemporary World

4 (4-0-8)

Remark: Alternative courses can be substituted to complete the minor if approved by the Program Director and Chair of the division.

Asian Studies Minor (20 credits)

Course code

Course name

Credit

ICIR 214

Perspectives on Thailand

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 215

Thai Foreign Policy

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 216

Religious Movements and Diversity in Asia

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 231

Imperial Legacies in Asia

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 232

Tradition and Modernity Asia

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 235

Strategic Networks in Asia-Pacific

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 302

ASEAN and Southeast Asian Regionalism

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 326

Contemporary China: Global, Regional, and Local Perspectives

4 (4-0-8)

ICIR 333

Politics of Memory in Asia

4 (4-0-8)

Psychology Minor (20 credits)
Students who choose the Psychology minor must register and complete ICSP112 Introduction to Psychology. Alternative courses can be substituted to complete the minor if approved by the Program Director and Chair of the division.
Course code Course name Credit
ICSP 112 Introduction to Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 250 History and Systems of Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 251 Introduction to Developmental Psychology I 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 252 Introduction to Developmental Psychology II 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 253 Introduction to Social Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 254 Theories of Personality 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 255 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 256 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 257 Educational Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 258 Cross-Cultural Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 350 Evolutionary Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 351 Introduction to the Freudian and Psychodynamic Traditions 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 352 Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 353 Clinical Psychology 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 354 Psychological testing 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 355 Drug Use and Behavior 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 356 Psychology of Emotion 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 357 Psychology of Motivation 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 358 Psychology of Economics 4 (4-0-8)
ICSP 359 Foundations of Counseling Skills 4 (4-0-8)
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