Liberal / International Studies

In taking Liberal Studies courses that cover a multitude of varied disciplines, students are able to explore a wide range of liberal arts subjects, discovering the powerful and undeniable connections between fields like politics, literature, science, sociology, art, and history. Exposure to multiple areas of students with a broad knowledge base and enhanced critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.  Internships are an integral part of the curriculum. Through actual work experience during the program, students are better-prepared for their future professions. Possible internships include experience in art galleries, museums, hotels, as well as art and events management companies — and much more.

The Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies is a 65-credit program consisting of courses in the areas of business, communication and humanities. The program offers students general requirements, as well as elective courses that coincide with students’ interests, which students themselves can choose together with the Dean of Students.  In order to successfully complete the program, students must also take part in a two-credit internship program. 

Liberal Studies is a 65-credit program consisting of courses in the areas of business and humanities. The program offers students general requirements, as well as elective courses that coincide with students’ interests, which students themselves can choose together with the Dean of Students.  In order to successfully complete the program, students must also take part in a two-credit internship program.  Upon the successful completion of two years in Madrid, students may finish their Bachelor’s Degree either at Endicott College in Massachusetts, or at any other American college or university in the world.

Learning Outcomes Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the content of liberal arts disciplines.
  2. Communicate effectively in written form.
  3. Articulate the connections and distinctions between and among liberal arts disciplines, and their contemporary relevance.
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analytical skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse in across disciplines.
  5. Develop an understanding of the relationship between liberal studies, and career opportunities via professional internships.

Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Studies

CIS-Endicott Students in Spain can complete the four-year degree in International Studies (126 credits), entirely in Madrid, earning an official Endicott College Bachelor degree, or opt to complete the final two years at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, or any other American college or university in the world.

Those students who decide to proceed to the Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Studies will study a multi-disciplinary program that prepares you to be a leader in an increasingly interdependent global community.

This multi-disciplinary major will teach you to critically examine world affairs and pursue advanced degrees and/or careers in international law, diplomacy, politics, and business. The program will also prepare you for careers with governmental and non-governmental organizations whose work addresses human rights, economic development, conflict resolution, the plight of refugees, and other pressing global needs.

Through the program, you will:

  • Take courses in a range of disciplines to examine the ways in which global forces – cultural, economic, political, etc. – take shape and interact.
  • Investigate the reasons and means by which nations in the 21st-century must now cooperate and compromise on issues such as international security, the environment, cyber crime, economic policies, and humanitarian aid.

Learning Outcomes Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Studies

Upon completion of the international studies program, students will:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of the field – e.g. the global and comparative dimensions of history, economic systems, cultural norms, art, and literature.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of international politics and geopolitics, and their role in world affairs and conflicts. 
    3. Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the disciplines that constitute international studies.
    4. Describe the language and culture of a region of the world that differs from that which students already know. 
    5. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the international studies discipline.
    6. Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.

Program of Study

Curriculum Requirements – Associate Degree

Total Credits Required: 65

Curriculum Requirements – Bachelor Degree

Total Credits Required: 126

General Education Core Requirements (6 credits)

  • ENG 111 Critical Reading & Writing I – 3 cr. +info
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing II- 3 cr. +info

Individual and Society (3 credits)

  • PSY 100 Psychology 3 cr. +info

Global Issues (3 credits)

  • International Studies Course 3 cr. +info

Literary Perspectives (3 credits)

  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature 3 cr. +info

Values and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

  • PHL 104 Ethics 3 cr. +info

Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression (3 credits)

  • ART 102 Visual Art and Cultural Values II 3 cr. +info

Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)

  • One Math Course 3 cr. +info

Science and Technology (3 credits)

  • ENV 150 Environmental Issues 3 cr. +info

World Cultures (3 credits)

  • One World Culture Course 3 cr. +info

Free Electives (21 credits)

  • ENG 103 Speech 3 cr. +info
  • Six Approved Elective Course 18 cr. +info

Concentration Requirements (12 credits)

  • Two courses each in two areas of concentration 12 cr. +info

Internship

  • INT 200 Internship II 2 cr. +info

Total Degree Requirements (in first 2 years) – 65 cr.

General Education Core Requirements (6 credits)

  • ENG 111 Critical Reading & Writing I – 3 cr. +info
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing II- 3 cr. +info

Individual and Society (3 credits)

  • PSY 100 Psychology 3 cr. +info

Global Issues (3 credits)

  • International Studies Course 3 cr. +info

Literary Perspectives (3 credits)

  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature 3 cr. +info

Values and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

  • PHL 104 Ethics 3 cr. +info

Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression (3 credits)

  • ART 102 Visual Art and Cultural Values II 3 cr. +info

Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)

  • One Math Course 3 cr. +info

Science and Technology (3 credits)

  • ENV 150 Environmental Issues 3 cr. +info

World Cultures (3 credits)

  • One World Culture Course 3 cr. +info

Free Electives (33 credits)

  • BUS 110 Business Computers I – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 120 Business Fundamentals I – 3 cr. +info
  • ECN 202 Microeconomics – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 200 Marketing – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 305 Human Resource Management – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 320 Organizational Behavior – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 320 Organizational Behavior – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 320 Sales Management – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 325 Operations Management – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 370 Business Analysis and Research – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 415 Business Negotiation – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 450 Dynamics of Leadership – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 103 Advertising Fundamentals – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 106 Media & Culture I – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 107 Media & Culture II – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 203 Public Relations – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 204 Promotional Writing – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 207 Writing for the Media – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 306 Social Impact of the Media – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 312 Strategic Media Planning – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 335 Social Media and Marketing – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 405 Campaign Planning and Client Services – 3 cr. +info
  • CMM 415 Creative Portfolio Development – 3 cr. +info
  • GD 105 Introduction to Computer Graphics – 3 cr. +info

Foreign Language Requirements (12 credits)

  • ENG 103 Speech – 3 cr. +info
  • ENG 106 English Communication – 3 cr. +info
  • ENG 204 American Literature – 3 cr. +info
  • BUS 270 Communication in Business – 3 cr. +info

International Studies Requirements (31 credits)

  • BUS 303 International Business – 3 cr. +info
  • IST 100 Introduction to International Studies – 3 cr. +info
  • IST 215 The New Europe – 3 cr. +info
  • IST 216 International Conflicts – 3 cr. – +info
  • IST 225 International Law and Organizations– 3 cr. – +info
  • IST 315  Intercultural Communication -3 cr.  +info
  • IST 325 – World Geography -3 cr. +info
  • IST 379 Internship Strategies – 1 cr. +info
  • LST 215 Human Rights in Society -3 cr. +info
  • LST 302 Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities -3 cr. +info
  • SST 201 – Global Risk: Assessing and Managing Transnational Threats-3 cr. +info

Internship (14 credits)

  • INT 200 Internship II – 2 cr. +info
  • IST 480 Semester Internship – 12 cr. +info

Senior Thesis Project (6 credits)

  • IST 489 Senior Thesis I – 3 cr. +info
  • IST 490 Senior Thesis II – 3 cr. +info

 

Total Degree Requirements Bachelor Degree – 126 cr.

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