International Studies, Entree to a World of Opportunity
Graduates will be able to apply the skills and abilities of a major in International Studies to derive real-world solutions over the course of their careers. Below are some learning goals and their applications:
Recognition of cultural diversity requires the comparison and analysis of historical, cultural, political, social, or regional differences.
- Analyze a socio-cultural artifact, event, or system of a society different from your own.
- Compare socio-cultural artifacts or systems in two or more cultures/world regions/civilizations
- Carry out a project involving meaningful contact with students, colleagues, clients, or sponsors abroad.
Transnational and global awareness requires an understanding of the ideas, systems, processes, or trends that have created a globally interdependent world.
- Explain the global causes or effects of an action or decision by nation-states, corporations, groups of people, or other actors
- Argue for a course of action-political, economic, or otherwise-when given an international situation/case study
Independent Study of global issues requires the application of appropriate analytic vocabulary, methodologies, or critical frameworks from the Humanities or the Social Sciences
- Assemble and evaluate resources for research in international studies.
- Design and carry out a research project analyzing a significant international or global issue, system, process, or event.