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International Studies Minor
The world that we live in is becoming closer with advancement of technology and increased knowledge and understanding of various nations, cultures and ethnicities. A “Global Vision” is one of the four pillars that Stockton considers in its 2020 Strategic Plan. The goal of ”internationalizing” Stockton is to create a systematic approach to ensure that students are provided with the knowledge and skills to be able to function culturally, politically, and economically in a global society through a systematic infusion of international/global content into the curriculum. One such attempt is to offer a minor on international studies.
International Studies Minor (ISM) was approved during 2010-2011 academic year. It consists of 20 credits. All students must take the entry level course GSS 1229 Introduction to International Studies and capstone course GIS 4658 Global Challenges and Solutions and one course from each of the three categories Global Issues/ Area Studies; History and Culture; Political Economy and Contemporary Issues. Out of 20 credits required, at least 2 courses must be at the 3000 level. Students must demonstrate proficiency in another language or an in-depth knowledge of another culture.
In addition to the above mentioned entry level and capstone course, students must take one from each of the following three categories of courses.
1. Global Issues/Areas Studies Courses
The global issues/area studies concentration allows students to focus their attention on issues from a global or a particular geopolitical perspective.
|GAH 2346||Modern Europe|
|GAH 3124||Vietnam’s Culture & Economy|
|GAH 3217||Literature and Globalization|
|GEN 1302||Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean|
|GIS 3303||Experience Global Development|
|GIS 3416||Our World Today|
|GIS 3625||Global Geography|
|GIS 3635||Discover Africa|
|GIS 3680||Scotland: The Land and People|
|GIS 4612||East Asia|
|GIS 4645||Reform in China|
|GNM 1242||Mapping the World’s Natural Resources|
|GNM 2116||Cities of the World|
|GNM 2475||Global Environmental Issues|
|GSS 2134||Global Issues|
|GSS 2142||US-China in 21st Century|
|GSS 2368||Global Community|
|GSS 2635||The UN in a New Global Era|
|GSS 3234||Human Rights in a Global Perspective|
|GSS 3274||Democratization in Latin America|
|POLS 2160||Introduction to Comparative Politics|
2. History and Culture
This concentration explores the history and culture in various countries or regions from an interdisciplinary perspective.
|ANTH 1100||Introduction to Anthropology|
|ANTH 2152||Language and Culture|
|ANTH 2238||Anthropology Fieldwork in South Africa|
|COMM 3303||International Communication|
|GAH 1090||The History of Paris|
|GAH 1257||The Art of Italy|
|GAH 2211||African and Asian Literature|
|GAH 2284||The History of Paris|
|GAH 2330||Theory and Practices of Language|
|GAH 2363||Puerto Rico, Society, and Culture|
|GAH 2364||Understanding Iraq|
|GAH 3230||The French New Wave|
|GAH 3224||Latin America and World Literature|
|GIS 3342||Mexico Study Tour|
|GIS 3640||Culture of Islam|
|GIS 4606||Costa Rica Cultural Study Tour|
|GSS 2246||Introduction to the Middle East|
|GSS 2451||South Africa Now|
|GSS 2626||International Culture|
|GSS 3104||Language and Power|
|HIST 2140||History of India|
|HIST 2146||Indian Ocean History|
|HIST 2149||Conflict and Change in India|
|LITT 2306||Cultures of Colonialism|
3. Political Economy and Contemporary Issues
This concentration focuses on the economy, money, the environment, business, and current issues using a multidisciplinary and international approach.
|ANTH 2136||World Perspectives on Health|
|ECON 3655||International Trade|
|ECON 3670||International Economic Development|
|ECON 3675||International Money and Finance|
|ENVL 2300||Environmental Issues|
|GAH 2207||Environmental Histories|
|GIS 3639||Immigration and Immigrants|
|GSS 1052||Global Change and Business|
|GSS 3234||Human Rights in a Global Perspective|
|MGMT 3112||International Business Management|
|POLS 2170||Introduction to International Politics|
|POLS 3313||International Order|
|POLS 3662||International Political Economy|
Erdem Aktug (2011), Assistant Professor of Business Studies; Ph.D., Lehigh University; M.S., Lehigh University; B.S., Bgazici University; intro to financial management, international business finance, investments, macroeconomics, and microeconomics.
Tracy J. Baker (2011), Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; Ph.D., University of Wyoming; hydrology, groundwater hydrology, watershed management, remote sensing, spatial analysis of landscapes, water resources of Africa, international development of natural resources.
Robert Barney (2010), Assistant Professor of Social Work; Ph.D., University of Louisville; M.S.W., University of Kentucky; B.A., Asbury College.
Michael Busler (2008), Associate Professor in Business Studies and Finance; Ph.D., M.B.A., Drexel University.
Guia Calicdan-Apostle (2012), Assistant Professor of Social Work; DSW, University of Pennsylvania; MSW, Asian Social Institute (Manila, Philippines); BSW, Philippine Women’s University; clinical social work practice, cultural competence, spirituality in mental health, public health intervention and advocacy (tobacco control).
Ronald Caro (2006), Assistant Professor of Education; Ed.D., Pepperdine University; M.S., National University; B.A., Queens College.
David L. Carr (1992), Professor of Political Science ; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.A., B.A., San Diego State University; comparative politics, political development, comparative public policy, research methods and statistics.
Tait Chirenje (2003), Associate Professor Environment Studies; Ph.D., University of Florida; M.S., University of Guelph; B.S., University of Zimbabwe.
Arnaldo Cordero-Roman (1999), Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., University of Maryland; M.A., B.A., Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Nancy Davis (1973), Professor of Pathology; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Rollins College.
Reza Ghorashi (1981), Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Fordham University; M.A., University of Oklahoma; B.Sc., University of Shiraz.
Sonia Gonsalves (1990), Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., M.Ed., Temple University; B.S., Diploma in Education, University of the West Indies.
Laurie Greene (1989), Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., M.A., Tulane University; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; language and culture, anthropology of men and women, Latin America and Caribbean cultures, cultures in education, social activism.
Michael R. Hayse (1996), Associate Professor of History; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., University of Maryland; B.A., Dartmouth College; Modern European history, German history, Eastern European history, history of the Holocaust.
Patrick Hossay (1999), Associate Professor of Sustainability; Ph.D., The New School for Social Research; M.A., San Francisco State University; B.S., San Jose State University; comparative politics, international relations, political science methodology, racism and nationalism.
Janice Joseph (1989), Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., M.A., York University, Canada; B.A., University of West Indies.
Adeline Koh 2010), Assistant Professor of Literature; Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; B.A., California State University; 20th-century British literature, postcolonial and anglophone literature, Southeast Asian literature, international feminism, film and visual culture, digital humanities.
Melaku Lakew (1982), Professor of Economics; Ph.D., M.A., University of California at Riverside; B.A., University of California at Berkeley.
Gorica Majstorovic (2002), Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., New York University; M.A., University of Southern California; B.A., University of Belgrade.
John Russell Manson (2007), Associate Professor of Computational Science; Ph.D., University of Glasgow; B. Eng., University of Strathclyde; mathematical models, hydraulics, hydrology, engineering, earth science, rivers, estuaries, coasts.
Maryann McLoughlin (2000), Assistant Supervisor of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center; Ph.D., M.A., Temple University, literature of genocide and upheaval, music and the Holocaust, women and genocide, Holocaust literature, Asian and African Literature.
Daniel Moscovici (2009), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; Ph.D., M.S., University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Lehigh University.
Adam Miyashiro (2009), Assistant Professor of Literature; Ph.D., M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; B.A., California State University: comparative medieval literature, Old and Middle English, Old French and Anglo-Norman literature, Mediterranean Studies, historiography, travel narratives, Arthurian literature, postcolonial theory.
Linda Williamson Nelson (1981), Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; M.A., New York University; B.A., Long Island University; Cultural Constructions in Life Narrative Discourse; Hegemonic Discourses, Contemporary African American literature, African-American Vernacular English, Language and Gender studies in Language and Power.
Kory Olson (2006), Associate Professor of French; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A. Auburn University; B.A., South Dakota State University.
Nora Palugod 1990, Assistant Professor of Business; Ph.D., M.P.I.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.B.A., DeLaSalle University; B.S., University of the Philippines.
Michael Rodriguez (2006), Associate Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., Temple University; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; B.A., Princeton University.
Joseph Rubenstein (1972), Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., M.A., New School for Social Research; B.A., Hunter College.
Javier Sanchez (2007), Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., North Carolina Central University; B.A., Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Rupendra Simlot (1998), Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., University of Rajasthan; M.B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.S., B.S., University of Indore.
Lois Spitzer (2008), Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; Ed.D, Boston University; English as a second language, bilingual/bicultural education.
Ramya Vijaya (2004), Associate Professor of Economics; Ph.D., The American University; B.A., Bombay University, India; Feminist political economy, labor and international trade, econometrics.
Clifford Whithem (2000), Director and Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies; Ph.D., Temple University; M.Ed., Widener University; B.S., Florida International University.
Suya Yin (2004), Associate Professor of Communications; Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., University of International Business and Economics, China; B.A., Harbin Teachers’ University, China.
Tina M. Zappile (2012), Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; international relations, global governance, international law, international financial institutions, economic development and international trade and finance.
Ai Zhang (2009), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; Ph.D., University of Maryland; M.A., Syracuse University; B.A., University of Colorado at Denver; public relations, advertising.
Shaoping Zhao (1996), Associate Professor of Business Studies; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Guangxi University of China; information technology for business, management information systems, management science, and operations management.