Learning Objectives

The Learning Objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs are:

  • International Affairs learning outcomes:
    • Acquiring the knowledge and skills required for understanding, analyzing and assessing Core Processes, Complex Dynamics, Major Actors and Key Challenges of European and international Affairs.
    • Mastering Fundamental theoretical and historical frame-works from which to interpret and understand the complex dynamics, core debates, processes, institutions and major challenges of European and International Affairs
    • Acquiring Analytical Skills (quantitative and qualitative) and the Ability to Critically Assess International affairs from a multidisciplinary (legal, historical, economic and political) perspective
    • Acquiring the skills and abilities to apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to real-life problems.
  • International Affairs skills:
    • The general ability to critically compare, contrast and synthesize major theories and concepts of International Affairs and to apply them in a creative manner to conceptual debates and real-life global problems
    • Ability to gather, analyze and critically evaluate a broad range of information sources in the field of International Affairs and the sub-fields of political science, law, economics and history
    • Autonomous organizational skills and independence of thought that allows effective work processes – either through group work or individual work
    • Ability to communicate effectively key research findings on core issues of International Affairs
    • Ability to integrate the multidisciplinary knowledge and perspectives gained and to apply them in a coherent fashion to assessing major issues and processes in International Affairs
  • International Affairs Attitudes:
    • A passion for life-long learning, commitment to one’s work and the ability to be open and critical towards one’s own and others’ perspectives
    • An international mind-set, multicultural openness and a strong capacity for interaction and networking in a variety of professional and cultural settings (including networking skills).
    • A sense of professionalism, integrity and a self-critical attitude towards one’s abilities, limits and constant urge for self-improvement