Department of Government and International Relations
LEARNING OUTCOMES


BA in International Affairs and Diplomacy
Students who successfully complete the B.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate a clear grasp of the basic IR theories that allow them to understand international relations and the factors shaping the behavior of states and non-state actors in the international system
  2. Recognize the critical role of diplomats and diplomacy in international affairs
  3. Accumulate a good understanding of international organizations and be able to pursue careers with such organizations
  4. Compile the necessary skills to pursue careers in diplomacy and the diplomatic service, and
  5. Develop a broad understanding of the array of political, economic, strategic, and cultural factors that shape international politics.

MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy
Candidates who successfully complete the M.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy will:

  1. Be able to engage in in-depth analysis of international relations and the advanced IR theories that explain those relations and help analyze their directions and effects
  2. Be able to demonstrate skills as specialists or researchers in careers of national or international domains
  3. Demonstrate the ability to go on for advanced doctoral studies in wide areas of concentrations in international affairs or diplomacy
  4. Be able to pursue careers with a variety of international organizations.

MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy - International Law Emphasis
Candidates who successfully complete the M.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy – International Law Concentration will:

  1. Combine and apply advanced knowledge in international affairs with a specialization in international law that gives them added career value
  2. Illustrate acquired knowledge that will be of special interest to IGOs, NGOs, international banks, and a whole range of MNCs operating on the international stage
  3. Assemble effective skills in understanding international legal theories and policies and applying those theories and policies in professional practice
  4. Be able to demonstrate an ability to understand international technical legal terms and write reports and research applying appropriate professional legal terminologies.

BA in Political Science
Students who successfully complete the BA in Political Science will be able to

  1. Demonstrate critical mastery of the technical and formal material required for entry into the workforce. 
  2. Demonstrate a strong command of the major political science theories and concepts. 
  3. Analyze critically and respond to the social, political, and economic needs of the state.
  4. Discuss critically the current issues in the field of political science in written and oral form.
  5. Write analytical research papers on political science topics.

BA in Political Science – NGO Emphasis
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to

  1. Implement the conceptual knowledge on NGO management as a science and profession.
  2. Demonstrate the operational skills and fundamental practical and theoretical knowledge required by the NGO community.
  3. Demonstrate a command of the role of civil society in creating an enabling environment for development Cooperation across civil society organizations, government institutions, multi-lateral and bilateral back-donors.
  4. Establish networks with multinational corporations, and, among others, media enterprises in their work on development

BA in Political Science – American Studies
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to

  1. Demonstrate command in the  history and politics of American institutional and cultural structures and processes
  2. Identify the domestic and global role of the United States in social, political, and economic development.
  3. Produce academic research papers and reports in the area of American Studies
  4. Identify the major theories explored in American Politics

BA in Political Science – Euro-Mediterranean Studies
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the rationale behind the Barcelona Process
  2. Analyze and concisely describe the ongoing Euro-Med integration process, linking the European Union with the non-EU members bordering on the Mediterranean
  3. Coherently and convincingly critique European foreign policy with respect to the MENA region
  4. Place the Euro-Med process within the larger field of international relations and describe its significance
  5. Produce academic research papers and reports in the area of Euro-Mediterranean studies

MA in Political Science
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  1. Carry out original research in the field of political science and present publishable papers on the topic
  2. Analyze and critique the implementation of international research methods in the MENA region and develop adequate approaches compatible to their field of study
  3. Provide analysis to prospective employers in need of expertise in the MENA region

MA in Political Science – NGO Emphasis
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  1. Build on previous experience and expertise in the field of law and demonstrate academic analytical skills with respect to legal practices in the MENA region
  2. Carry out original research in the field of legal studies and present publishable papers on the topic
  3. Demonstrate practical and professional skills needed for theoretical and applied research with respect to the legal system in the MENA region
  4. Coherently and convincingly critique international methods used to study legal processes in the MENA region and provide alternative research approaches.

MA in Political Science – Human Rights Emphasis
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of all the international human rights conventions.
  2. Engage in critical analysis of the politics of human rights
  3. Actively participate in developing a national action plan for human rights development in several issue areas.
  4. Write proposals for funding and research development in any area related to human rights.

BA in Public Administration
Students graduating in the BA of Public Administration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate  appropriate analytical and research skills in the study of public administration
  2. Identify relevant legal and political actors un the public policy process and study their roles
  3. Identify the ethical component of public policy
  4. Communicate in written and oral form to convey their knowledge and skills
  5. Succeed in getting jobs and pursuing careers in the Lebanese public sector and NGOs

MA in Public Administration
Students graduating in the MA of Public Administration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a good understanding of  contemporary trends and issues in Public Administration
  2. Apply research methods and techniques, both quantitative and qualitative
  3. Evaluate the management and the financing process of the public sector
  4. Analyze  the process of developing, approving, implementing, and evaluating public policies
  5. Demonstrate their ability to judge and apply the ethical dimensions of the public service