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  • International Studies

    The international studies major provides knowledge of major international issues. Students will be able to identify and conduct internationally relevant research. They will evaluate the significance, quality and veracity of information gathered in the literature and to apply it effectively. Students will also be able articulate the results of research clearly and effectively.

    International Studies major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Describe, explain and apply basic knowledge of the modern history, culture, politics, geography, economy or sociology of one major region of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East).
    2. Use analytical intellectual tools to examine global issues.
    3. Interpret and effectively communicate about global issues.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    Category A Courses R R R
    Category B Courses R R R
    Foreign Language I, R I, R I, R
    INS 3004 I I I
    INS 4930 R, A R, A R, A
    Category A
    Students focus on a region of the world, taking 15 credits of approved courses in social science, humanities or professional courses that deal with the region chosen.
    Category B
    Students take 15 credits of approved courses that deal with regions of the world other than the region chosen in Category A.
    Foreign Language
    Students take a minimum of four semesters of a single modern foreign language linked to their focus region, or demonstrate intermediate level-proficiency.
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    Assessment Types

    • Direct assessment of research paper
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