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Skidmore College
International Affairs Program

Student Learning Goals

Below are the departmental learning goals mapped to College-wide goals for student learning.

Students in international affairs will:

  • Develop a polycentric worldview through achievement of intermediate competence in a second language. (Ia, Ib, IId, IIIa, IIIb, IVa)
  • Engage an array of international issues, opportunities, and challenges within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary contexts. (Ia, Ib, Ic, IId, IVa, IVb, IVd)
  • Understand basic knowledge requirements and theoretical approaches for addressing international issues, opportunities, and challenges in the political, economic, cultural, and physical environments. (Ia, Ib, Ic, IIb)
  • Demonstrate basic analytical and problem-solving skills related to international issues that utilize interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. (Ic, IIa)
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in addressing complex and interconnected international issues and problems. (IIc, IIIc)
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently on a major project that deals with an international issue, opportunity, or challenge.  (Ic, IIa, IIb, IIe, IIIc, IIId, IVb, IVd)
  • Demonstrate a broad view of the world that is sensitive to cultural differences and recognizes the value of diversity. (Ia, Ib, IId, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, IVb)