International Relations

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

The International Relations program draws on diverse disciplines, including political science, history, sociology, economics, and anthropology to equip you with the skills necessary to critically assess the contours and dynamics of international politics and events – from conflicts in Afghanistan and the Congo, to the rise of women as political actors.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

International Relations is the interdisciplinary study of nations and how they interact, from the historical origins of the notion of nationalism to the present political context. You will develop a solid background in related areas of political science, history, sociology, anthropology, economics, and modern languages. The program stresses critical thinking and essential communication skills.

Campus features

Adam Jones, associate professor in Political Science at the Okanagan campus, is an acknowledged expert in the field of genocide. In addition to his academic duties, he is currently an expert consultant to the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG) in New York, and has led training for officials from the UN, governments, and NGOs in Sarajevo, Geneva, Bangkok, and Jakarta.  In 2010, he was named as one of “Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide”, and is author of the leading textbook in genocide studies, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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