Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in International Relations
BSS in International Relations program ranked number 1 in the 2012 National rating of RK HEI conducted by National Accreditation Center of MES of RK
The BSS program in International Relations and Regional Studies is a four-year undergraduate program that provides training in the study of the international system and global politics in the context of a broad liberal arts program modeled on American standards.
After completion of the program, students are expected to be familiar with all aspects of international politics and its sub-fields and well prepared to take positions at various levels in government, particularly in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, international organizations and institutions, diplomatic corps, specialized organizations, businesses and private organizations, NGOs and so on.
- To understand the scope of the discipline
- To understand the major theoretical perspectives within the discipline
- To understand the main research methodologies used in the discipline
- To understand the sources of political conflict
- To distinguish different types of political systems and to determine their impact on the interstate system
- To understand basic models of policy decision-making and conflict resolution
- To develop English language comprehension, writing, thinking and speaking, and to be able to deliver both written and oral presentations on scholarly topics
- To be able to implement theoretical and methodological models in practice (to understand local developments in Central Asia and Kazakhstan; to gain perspective on global crisis)
- To learn to think analytically and critically and to communicate effectively
- To generate the knowledge and analyze the values that are necessary to enhance the quality of political life wherever possible
The curriculum developments proposals being considered include:
- a minor in International Humanitarian Law and Social Justice (jointly with the School of Law);
- a minor in Critical Thinking and Human Communications (jointly with the School of General Education);
- a minor in Public Relations (jointly with the Bang College of Business);
- a minor in Group and Organizational Communications;
- a minor in E-Commerce (jointly with the Bang College of Business); and
- a Graduate Social Sciences Studies in English Certificate (Jointly with the School of Modern Languages).
The College is planning and seeking corporate sponsorship fir the development of campus radio station and CCTV TV studio. This facilities will support the skills development of majors and minors in broadcast media; the production of e-learning materials; the improvement of faculty and graduate presentation skills; and the production of I-pods showcasing College’s expertise on issues related to Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
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