Global Studies

School of General Studies

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Global 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 Global studies.


Global Studies Minor was approved during 2010-2011 academic year. It consists of 20 credits. All students must take the entry level course GSS 2606 Introduction to Global 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 1370 Chinese Culture
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

GIS 4480

Scotland: The Land and People

Tourism and Development: Caribbean

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

Go Global

GSS 2134 Global Issues
GSS 2142 US-China in 21st Century
GSS 2339 Tourism and Sustainability
GSS 2368 Global Community
GSS 2635     United Nations
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 1370 Chinese Culture
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 

GAH 2406

GAH 3127

Understanding Iraq

Phillipine Culture and History

Modern Scandinavia in Literature and Film

GAH 3230 The French New Wave

GAH 3224 

GAH 3330  

Latin America and World Literature 

Theory and Practices of Language

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

HTMS 3132

Conflict and Change in India 

Hospitality and Tourism

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

MGMT 4100

International Business Management

Manager in the World Economy

POLS 2160 Comparative Politics
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.