The core courses draw on humanistic intellectual traditions, in order to develop nuanced understandings of particular texts, topics, and problems within a broad and relevant historical, political, and cultural context. Completion of a regional concentration ensures practical grounding in language, historical and geographical understanding, and experiential learning; it also qualifies a student for financial and programmatic support for study abroad.
Likely career fields for an International Studies major include civic and non-profit work, international outreach, media and communications, and education. Careers in government and business are also achievable, especially if this major is complemented by additional study and experience. The major offers a foundation for graduate work in a variety of fields, including humanities, social sciences, and law.
Students may test out of some or all language requirement. They will not be given course credit but the requirement will be waived.
The Bachelor Degree in International Studies is offered by Chatham University.
International Studies (BA) Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the International Studies major will be able to:
· Demonstrate a knowledge of specific facts, concepts, and generalizations regarding the geography, history and culture of a particular world region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Middle East
· Demonstrate a knowledge of the economic, historical, political and cultural factors that inform cross-border relations among nation-states and between nation-states and other actors on the international stage
· Demonstrate an intermediate level of fluency in a language appropriate for the chosen regional concentration
· Demonstrate an ability to prepare for, undertake, and reflect on a period of residence abroad
· Locate and evaluate the perspective, quality and accuracy of information resources with particular reference to international affairs
· Demonstrate ability to clearly communicate knowledge via oral and written means
· Demonstrate an ability to construct essay arguments using evidence from the appropriate disciplines
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· Introduction to World History
· Introduction to Comparative Politics
· Introduction to International Relations
· World Film History
· World Literature
· Selected Topics in Social Science Research
· Integrative Capstone
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
First-year student admission is for applicants entering directly from high school, without enrolling in prior post-secondary course work (other than courses completed while attending high school).
First-year student applicants must submit the following:
· Completed application for admission
· Official high school transcripts
· SAT or ACT scores
· Essay or writing sample
· One or more letters of recommendation from guidance counselor or teachers.
Students may apply using our test optional policy and choose not to submit their standardized test scores at the time of application.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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