The mission of the B.A. program in International Affairs and Diplomacy is to provide students with a broad well-rounded education in the areas of international relations, diplomacy, international organizations, Lebanese government and politics, regional politics, basic international law, basic international political economy, and peace and security. The goal, thus, is to equip students with the higher educational skills, which will enable them to fulfill their career objectives and provide society with skilled graduates to meet diplomatic Foreign Service and a variety of other public and private sector needs.
Program Educational Objectives
The BA program of International Affairs and Diplomacy is designed to provide students with broad knowledge in the field. Graduates are prepared to work in several career areas. These include the Lebanese Government, notably the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; international and regional organizations such as the United Nations and its various agencies, multinational corporations, banking institutions, educational institutions, and, among others, media enterprises and the like.
Program Learning Outcomes
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;
- 5.Develop a broad understanding of the array of political, economic, strategic, and cultural factors that shape international politics.
Students seeking the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the DGIR must complete a total of 105 credits for all majors with an overall average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.3/4.0 in the major requirements.