International Studies (Undergraduate)

Program objectives
Program outcomes
National qualifications matrix
Course and program outcomes matrix
 
Graduation requirements 
Qualification awarded
Mode of study (full-time, part-time; e-learning…)
Program director 

Program objectives
The International Studies BA program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the complex economic, cultural and political transformations that are taking place at the global level. The program offers a strong background in economics and international political economy in the context of globalization and develops an awareness of world societies, business relations, cultures, global institutions and politics. Students are thus formed to successfully operate in global political and economic environments, on the other hand, to equip themselves with the necessary background for graduate studies in fields ranging from international relations and management to economics.

Program outcomes

  • 1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  • 2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  • 3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  • 4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  • 5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • 6. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  • 7. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  • 8. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
  • 9. Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives.
  • 10. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs.
  • 11. Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions.
  • 12. Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills.

National qualifications matrix

Course and program outcomes matrix

Graduation requirements
It is required to complete 240 ECTS credits from program courses with a minimum passing grade D and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00. 

Qualification awarded
International Studies, Bachelor of Arts 

Mode of study: Full time

Program director: Emre Hatipoğlu - ehatipoglu@sabanciuniv.edu