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

1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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