Learning Outcomes of the B.A. In International Affairs
LOS 1: Develop critical thinking, analytical tools and social science methods to
break down and grasp complex global or international problems in their historical,
economic and political dimensions, and develop problem-solving capacities by applying
analytical skills to contemporary issues of global politics.
LOS 2: Understand and work with quantitative and qualitative data; apply basic statistical
skills and quantitative and qualitative methods in academic and professional contexts,
demonstrate proficiency in a second language equivalent to two years of university
LOS 3: Demonstrate competency in information literacy, i.e. work with multiple databases, locate sources and references, and regularly distinguish and read academically
informed news sources, academic journals and diverse digital media in order to conduct independent research on current global issues.
LOS 4: Learn to write research and policies papers according to the standards of
excellence in the field of international affairs and effectively present problems
and independent research on international politics and economics in concise, engaging
and lively presentations in diverse academic, professional and multicultural contexts.
LOS 5: Become ethically informed leader capable of crafting sound and humane policies,
and awareness of professional standards and ethics.