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Poli sci introduces minor in international relations

With the increase in demand for programs with a more global focus, Austin Peay State Universitys department of political science is offering a new minor in international relations beginning in Fall 2005.

This minor will be attractive to students majoring in political science, history, sociology, business and foreign languages, says Dr. Matthew Kenney, assistant professor of political science.
With the increase in demand for programs with a more global focus, Austin Peay State University's department of political science is offering a new minor in international relations beginning in Fall 2005.

“This minor will be attractive to students majoring in political science, history, sociology, business and foreign languages,” says Dr. Matthew Kenney, assistant professor of political science.

The international relations minor is designed to prepare students for careers in government, international business, international law, education and international organizations, such as the United Nations. “The possibilities are endless,” says Kenney.

Topics covered will include conflict in international politics, peace studies, international law, international political economy, human rights, cultural studies, ethics and foreign policy.

“Our goal with this new program is to be as thorough and objective as possible in explaining and predicting how national governments and other prominent actors on the world stage behave,” says Kenney. “We will use an interdisciplinary approach that looks at international relations from multiple perspectives and not simply through the lens of U.S. interests and objectives.”

For more information about the international relations minor, telephone Kenney at (931) 221-6424 or e-mail kenneym@apsu.edu.
—Rebecca Mackey