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Mission and Student Learning Outcomes


The International Studies Program seeks to enable students to think critically about the contemporary world from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and to endow them with set of competencies needed for success in graduate programs and as professionals and leaders in a diverse range of professions within government, business and the non-profit sector.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate structural knowledge of the international system.
  • Demonstrate an ability to compare differing cultural systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate and critically evaluate sources of information appropriate to academic research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to construct and substantiate an original and narrowly defined argument in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate research results orally and in a public setting.

These materials were approved by the members of the Advisory Committee to the International Studies Program in the spring of 2018.