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International Relations

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the International Relations Program are:

    1.  A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Lake Forest College shall have competency in a foreign language.  Competency means the successful completion of at least one language course at the 300 Level of instruction.  An IR major shall also briefly describe how the study of a foreign language complements the student’s study of international relations.

    2. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Lake Forest College shall have proficiency in the major theoretical traditions of the study of international relations and politics research methods; the various inter-disciplinary fields of international relations, in particular sociology and anthropology, economics, history, international politics, and current global affairs.

    3. Drawing upon written work carried out in any of the five Elective Courses and the Senior Studies requirement, a student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and writing and research skills.