Global Studies (BA)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students should develop and expand skills in global communication, including knowledge of a foreign language and the ability to interact with people from other cultures.

  • Apply intercultural concepts and principles to institutions, situations and her/his own life.
  • Describe and illustrate the role of foreign language, study abroad, and intercultural competence in building knowledge of global studies and global issues.
  • Employ flexible communication strategies in multicultural settings

Students should understand the discipline of global studies, its basic concepts, and its role in contributing to our understanding of global issues.

  • Compare and contrast global studies with other interdisciplinary approaches Define, give examples, show interrelationships, and discuss the relevance of basic concepts of globalization.
  • Describe and illustrate how global studies contributes to our understanding of global and international issues.
  • Explain knowledge of world geography, conditions, issues, and events, including the connections between local and global.

Students should understand the role of major theoretical orientations in global studies.

  • Compare and contrast theoretical orientations and their limitations.
  • Describe and apply theoretical orientations to at least issue of global importance/significance.
  • Explain how theoretical orientations in global studies reflect the historical and sociocultural contexts in which they were developed.