Program code : BA (PGIR)
The Bachelor of Arts (PNG Studies and International Relations) supports achievement of the vision of DWU to be a national university open to all serving society through quality learning, teaching, research and community engagement in a Christian environment. It aligns its goals with the eight strategic objectives of the DWU Strategic Plan: The Second Decade 2006-2016 (DWU, 2006), which are: to enhance the student experience, to promote the quality of distinctive academic programs, to support high quality research and knowledge exchange, to capitalize on opportunities for partnerships, to optimize contributions of staff, to maximize operational effectiveness (structures and systems) and to make the most of our assets.
In addition, the implementation of the BA (PGIR) program will exemplify the core values of DWU which are: integrity, academic excellence, community engagement, respect, diversity, hospitality, learning for life and social responsibility. These values provide a framework for the faculty’s development and its commitment to knowledge for holistic, personal development and social progress. In an era of technological development special attention is given to integrity and educating students to avoid plagiarism. Graduate attributes of scholarship and social awareness are embedded in the BA (PGIR) program covering professional knowledge, analysis and problem solving, research, information technology, personal development, communication, social responsibility and social interaction.