2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

International Studies, B.A.

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International Studies, B.A., is an interdisciplinary degree that pushes students to explore the intersections of dynamic global processes over time and across borders. International Studies (IST) students examine world affairs at multiple levels, through history, politics, science, economics, culture, and technology. In doing so, students gain a critical edge as attentive and socially conscious citizens of an ever-globalizing world. Available on campus and online, the IST major also ensures students take more than an academic approach to their studies. Several of the required IST classes utilize a state-of-the art simulation program that presents students with an opportunity to apply their learning and work collaboratively through real-life global crises situations.

Additionally, International Studies students will graduate with the credentials and documented experience needed to excel in graduate school and the work force, including the legal field, politics and campaigns, non-profits, government agencies, and businesses like banks and other companies that operate internationally.

It is recommended that IST students see to add a minor in a secondary field of study.  Students will work with their faculty advisor to determine suitability and possible options of a minor based on academic and career considerations.



Technology Competency Skills

Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills                                             

Technology is threaded through our personal, professional, and educational interactions. To successfully manage these interactions - specifically relating to education and employment - our students must have the ability to navigate and operate essential computer functions, beyond social media. Demonstrating competency of basic technology skills is essential for the success of all Saint Leo University students.

Saint Leo University requires undergraduate students to demonstrate technology competency prior to degree conferral. These technology competency skills can be satisfied through a waiver exam, microcredential module, or academic course (COM-140 or equivalent, earning a grade of C or better within 10 years). Education majors should complete EDU 228: Educational Technology to fulfill the technology requirement. Students should meet with their advisors to discuss options and establish a plan to satisfy the graduation requirement.

Technology Competency Skills Microcredential:

A self-paced, online module designed to develop and reinforce computer competencies and literacy. The module introduces general computer operations using current computing technologies and software. Selected topics include the Internet, security and safety, digital communication practices, operating systems, as well as creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this microcredential meets the Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills graduation requirement. Upon completion of the microcredential, students will earn a digital badge. This badge can be shared as confirmation of demonstrated skill and ability. This course is not covered by financial aid.

Technology Competency Skills Waiver Exam:

Students may take the technology competency skills waiver exam to satisfy the Saint Leo University technology competency skill requirement. The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and the Internet. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. 

University Campus Only Course Requirements

University Explorations (42 credit hours)

Core Requirements

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.

Total Credits: 120

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