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International Relations, BA

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome IR-A System by which nations/actors interact globally

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the system and processes by which nations and political actors at the global level interact.
Objective 14 Students will demonstrate an understanding, on a comprehensive multiple-choice exam, of the system and processes by which nations and political actors at the global level interact.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The mean score for 2018 was 82 percent.

2017 Status
Achieved
The mean for December 2017 was 71 percent.

Objective 15 Students will, by self-evaluation on a survey, show that their education in the major has significantly broadened their understanding of the system and processes by which nations and political actors at the global level interact.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
In December 2018, 100 percent of students agreed or strongly agreed that their education in the major has significantly broadened their understanding of the system and processes by which nations and political actors at the global level interact.

2017 Status
Achieved
100 percent of students in December 2017 agreed or strongly agreed that the IR program significantly broadened their understanding of the system and processes by which nations and political actors at the global level interact.

Outcome IR-B Historical evolution of relations among nations

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of relations among nations.
Objective 16 Students will demonstrate an understanding, on a comprehensive multiple-choice exam, of the historical evolution of relations among nations.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The mean for December 2018 was 62.5 percent.

2017 Status
Achieved
The mean for December 2017 was 65 percent.

Objective 17 Students will, by self-evaluation on a survey, show that their education in the major has significantly broadened their understanding of the historical evolution of relations among nations.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
In December 2018, 100 percent of students agreed or strongly agreed that their education in the major has significantly broadened their understanding of the historical evolution of relations among nations.

2017 Status
Achieved
100 percent of students in December 2017 agreed or strongly agreed that the IR program significantly broadened their understanding of the historical evolution of relations among nations.

Outcome IR-C Impact of globalization on international economy

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the globalization of international economic relations.
Objective 18 Students will demonstrate an understanding, on a comprehensive multiple-choice exam, of the globalization of international economic relations.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The mean for December 2018 was 72.5 percent.

2017 Status
Achieved
The mean for December 2017 was 68 percent.

Objective 19 Students will, by self-evaluation on a survey, show that their education in the major has significantly broadened their understanding of the impact of globalization on international economic relations.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
In December 2018, 92 percent of students agreed or strongly agreed that their education in the major has significantly broadened their understanding of the impact of globalization on international economic relations.

2017 Status
Achieved
95.5 percent of students in December 2017 agreed or strongly agreed that the IR program significantly broadened their understanding the impact of globalization on international economic relations.

Outcome IR-D Communicate basic/advanced concepts

Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate basic and advanced international relations concepts to laypersons and experts.
Objective 20 Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate basic and advanced concepts by earning a grade of B or higher on their writing assignments.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
PAPER 1, 87% received B or higher; PAPER 2, 74% received B or higher; PAPER 3, 83% received B or higher; PAPER 4, 65% received B or higher (n=23).

Objective 21 Students will, by self-evaluation on a survey, show that their education has directly contributed to the improvement of their writing skills.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
95.5 percent of students agreed or strongly agreed that their international relations courses have directly contributed to the improvement of their writing skills.

Outcome IR-E Write essays/reports that are well-organized

Students will demonstrate an ability to write essays and reports that are well organized and free of grammatical and stylistic mistakes.
Objective 22 Students will demonstrate their ability to write well-organized essays and reports by earning a grade of B or higher on their writing assignments.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
PAPER 1, 87% received B or higher; PAPER 2, 74% received B or higher; PAPER 3, 83% received B or higher; PAPER 4, 65% received B or higher (n=23).

Objective 23 Students will, by self-evaluation on a survey, show that their education has directly contributed to the improvement of their writing skills.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
95.5 percent of students agreed or strongly agreed that their international relations courses have directly contributed to the improvement of their writing skills.

Outcome IR-F Other Perspectives

Students will understand perspectives other than their own.
Objective 24 Students will, by self-evaluation on a survey, show that their education in the major has helped them to understand perspectives other than their own.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
100 percent of students agreed or strongly agreed that their education in the major has helped them to understand perspectives other than their own.