Northwest College

Assessment at NWC

Student Learning Outcomes

International Studies

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the major schools of thought and theoretical paradigms used in International Studies and which also generate research in the field of International Studies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research method process, the various data collection techniques available for conducting research in International Studies.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply international studies concepts and theories to real life applications that are present in the field of international studies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historic origins, structure, and operation of the major actors that comprise the international system.
  • Be able to recognize and appreciate the historical, political, social, cultural, and economic dimensions of international processes and issues, integrating these into an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Have the capability to critically read, write about, discuss, and engage in scholarly inquiry related to international processes and issues.
  • Have a minimal level of comprehension in a second language.
  • Be aware of career and post-graduate opportunities suitable for an international studies major.


Gerald Giraud
Vice President for Academic Affairs