Academics

International & Intercultural Studies
Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Develop the ability to challenge Eurocentric and other ethnocentric views and to take as legitimate marginalized perspectives and to understand issues how institutionalization of other perspectives can be established.
  • 2. Operate within a network that allows for multiple perspectives.
  • 3. Develop capability in one or more interdisciplinary methodologies.
  • 4. Understand how the cultural experiences of their external studies program and their home culture(s) are not fixed but result from transformation and migration across social networks involving domination and resistance.
  • 5. Able to critically evaluate consequences of modernity in multiple areas, such as the environment, poverty, health, education, women's issues, race and class issues, sexual orientation.
  • 6. Ability to link cultures and nations to history, institutions, economics, and the structural politics of domination at the global, regional, national, and local levels.
  • 7. Ability to recognize and negotiate the complex ethics and politics of construing meaning and building social relationships across differences, as demonstrated through respect for difference and the ability to challenge ethnocentrism, nationalism, cultural imperialism, cultural appropriation, and homogenization of nations and cultures.