International Policy Option

Program Co-ordinator: Alistair Edgar, PhD, SIPG, Political Science Department

The International Policy option consists of 4.5 credits (3.5 required and 1.0 elective). 

Required Core Courses (3.5 credits):

  1. EC120, EC140, GS101 or HR163; PO245 or HR223/DMJN223; and PO231 or PO232 or HR328.
  2. One of CC327DMJN334, EC205, EC255, EC285, GESC254, HS324, MA241, MB235, OL334, PO218, PS295, PS296, SY382 or an equivalent statistics course approved by the School of International Policy and Governance.
  3. IP300

Elective Courses (1.0 credits)

Two electives (1.0 credit) in courses focused on international policy issues, including the following courses and others as approved by the School of International Policy and Governance:

CC209, CC306, CC319, CC325/HR325, CC326/HR326
DMJN312, DMJN321
EC207, EC238, EC239, EC246, EC249, EC307, EC316
GG261, GG263, GG272, GG273, GESC290, GESC362, GG363, GG367, GG389, GESC391, GESC397, GESC398, GESC493
GS232, GS311, GS323, GS331, GS335, GS351, GS361, GS435, GS461
HE301, HE400, HE411
HI256, HI306
HR231, HR232/LY232, HR263, HR301/OL301, HR312, HR320/YC320, HR329/HS329, HR333/LY333, HR335/LY335
HS322, HS323
ID201, ID375
LY207, LY304, LY306, LY334, LY405, LY411
OL370, OL415
PO220, PO232, PO321, PO322, PO323, PO326, PO329, PO330, PO331, PO332, PO333, PO334, PO345, PO420, PO433, PO470, PO494
SK221, SK421, SK431
SOJE202, SOJE215, SOJE226/DMJN226/MX226, SOJE250/LY250, SOJE260/HR260, SOJE302, SOJE310, SOJE312, SOJE324, SOJE404, SOJE419, SOJE455
SY316, SY321, SY333, SY405, SY422
YC310, YC440

Students should note that many of the elective courses have prerequisites courses that must be satisfied prior to registration.

Additional Information
Program Regulations

  1. Honours program students with a minimum overall GPA of 7.00 at the end of Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3 are eligible to apply for the International Policy Option. A cumulative GPA of 7.00 in the courses specific to the International Policy Option is required to graduate.
  2. At least 2.5 of the required 4.5 credits in the option must be completed at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  3. Completion of the International Policy Option requirements will result in a "International Policy Option" designation on student transcripts. The option is open to all honours students.
  4. Students are not permitted to complete both the International Policy Option and the International Development Option.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee March 19, 2018: LY305 became LY207; effective September 1, 2018.