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Social & International Studies

Social & International Studies
Atrium Building / Building J
Room J-305
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 678-915-7442
Fax: 678-915-4949

Course Descriptions and Learning Outcomes

Course Descriptions

... see Current University Catalog.


SIS Course Outcomes

(reviewed and revised Fall 2008)


SIS 1000 Orientation to International Studies:

Existing learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of research methodologies, including research, source attribution, and source evaluation.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the various job and career opportunities associated with an undergraduate degree in International Studies.
  3. Articulate their particular area of interest and expertise within the broader field of International Studies.
  4. Become acquainted with each other, with other International Studies majors, and with faculty members who are involved in the International Studies program, and with individuals working in occupations related to International Studies.


SIS 2100 Intro. to Quantitative Research Methods:

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the proper use of and be able to apply descriptive statistics.
  2. Identify the proper use of and be able to apply inferential statistics.
  3. Identify the proper use of and be able to apply measures of association, correlation and multivariate linear models


SIS 3600 Comparative World Culture:

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify basic aspects of culture and group personality for a range of different cultural regions.
  2. Give examples of such life-issues as ceremonies and customs of birth, death, marriage, dating, meals, body language in various cultures.
  3. Analyze issues which contribute to culturally conflictive situations and model ways to diminish cultural conflict in such situations through role-playing.


SIS 400X Regional Studies:

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of significant political and economic developments in the region studied.
  2. Exhibit an understanding of the historical background in the region under study.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the variety of cultural expressions and social dynamics in the region considered.


SIS 4100 Cross National Technology Policy Analysis:

Students will be able to:

  1. Understand the relation of policy issues to technology.
  2. Analyze national technology policies based upon individual or group research.
  3. Describe and defend their analysis via oral or written presentation and class evaluation of the work.


SIS 4600 Global Technology Internship:

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to bring their acquired communication and/or language skills to bear on the effective operation of the organization, business, or government entity.
  2. Demonstrate the capacity to apply cross-cultural skills and program-related knowledge to assignments carried out in the business, government, or organizational setting.
  3. Exhibit proper professional conduct, deportment, and appearance in all relevant aspects of their position.