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International Studies (BA) Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the International Studies major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of specific facts, concepts, and generalizations regarding the geography, history and culture of a particular world region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Middle East
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the economic, historical, political and cultural factors that inform cross-border relations among nation-states and between nation-states and other actors on the international stage
  • Demonstrate an intermediate level of fluency in a language appropriate for the chosen regional concentration
  • Demonstrate an ability to prepare for, undertake, and reflect on a period of residence abroad
  • Locate and evaluate the perspective, quality and accuracy of information resources with particular reference to international affairs
  • Demonstrate ability to clearly communicate knowledge via oral and written means
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct essay arguments using evidence from the appropriate disciplines


Chatham University International Studies

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