The International and Global Studies Program educates and empowers students to be engaged global citizens. Our interdisciplinary, liberal arts approach emphasizes intercultural competency, strong foreign language proficiency, and a critical understanding of the complexity and interconnectedness of world regions and populations. Study Abroad and other cross-cultural experiences are also integral components of the Program. We therefore prepare our students for a variety of public- and private-sector careers where these qualities and experiences are valued, as well as for graduate and professional studies in fields with an international or global focus.
GOAL 1: Research: Students will be able to locate and comprehend information provided by a range of authoritative sources pertinent to the study of international and global issues.
GOAL 2: Critical Analysis and Evaluation: Students will be able to analyze critically and evaluate international and global issues through the application of research.
GOAL 3: Intercultural Sensitivity: Students will be able to interact effectively and appropriately in cultural contexts different from their own.
GOAL 4: Communication Skills: Students will be able to communicate relevant facts and argue positions, orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive manner, appropriate to a given audience and occasion, relating to international and global topics.
GOAL 5: Foreign Language: Students will attain a third-year-level college proficiency in a foreign language.