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INGOS Learning Outcomes/Program Goals

  1. Expose students to the many ways that nongovernmental actors and groups of actors shape the world. Effectively contextualize INGOs as important members of global civil society and the global system.
  2. Develop students’ understanding of global issues and problems and introduce them to the creative ways that INGOs solve these problems. Inform students about the objectives, approaches and tactics of specific INGOs.
  3. Introduce students to community engagement through the RI Food Justice Project.
  4. Facilitate opportunities for students to take part in INGO activities through internships, which give students practical and valuable job experience and allow them to apply ideas and theories explored in the classroom.
  5. Cultivate students’ critical thinking skills through in-depth case studies of INGOs across a range of issue areas.
  6. Help students hone skills for success in working with/for INGOs: carrying out research, making an argument, providing evidence and persuading a listener, writing clearly and concisely, and speaking publicly.
  7. Foster student engagement with important global issues.

Page last updated: February 27, 2020