Oct 20, 2019  
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Programs


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American Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2689
Fax: 401.865.2057
Location: Phillips Memorial Library 317

The Faculty

Professors

Alice H. R. H. Beckwith, Ph.D. (Art History)
Mario R. DiNunzio, Ph.D. (History)
Richard J. Grace, Ph.D. (History)
Bruce E. Graver, Ph.D. (English)
Eric L. Hirsch, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Deborah J. Johnson, Ph.D. (Art History)
Keith Morton, Ph.D. (Public and Community Service Studies)
Ann W. Norton, Ph.D. (Art History)
Josephine A. Ruggiero, Ph.D. (Sociology)

Associate Professors

Rev. Jon A. Alexander, O.P., Ph.D. (History)
Suzanne J. Fournier, Ph.D. (English)
Rev. Kenneth R. Gumbert, O.P., M.F.A. (Theatre, Dance, and Film)
Margaret K. Reid, Ph.D. (English), Interim Director

Assistant Professors

Joseph P. Cammarano, Ph.D. (Political Science)
John M. Lawless, Ph.D. (History)
Margaret M. Manchester, Ph.D. (History)

Asian Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2520
Fax: 401.865.2410
Location: Hunt/Cavanagh Hall 202B

The Faculty

Professors

Ann W. Norton, Ph.D. (Art History), Advisor
Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D. (Sociology)

Associate Professors

Nazma Latif-Zaman, Ph.D. (Economics)
Susan K. McCarthy, Ph.D. (Political Science)
James H. McGovern, Ph.D. (History)
Matthew S. Pugh, Ph.D. (Philosophy)

Assistant Professors

Margaret M. Manchester, Ph.D. (History)
Donna T. McCaffrey, Ph.D. (History)
Richard J. Murphy, Ph.D. (English)

Black Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2083
Fax: 401.865.1222
Location: Howley Hall 314

The Faculty

Professors

Anthony D. Affigne, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Eric L. Hirsch, Ph.D. (Sociology)

Assistant Professors

Matthew J. Dowling, Ph.D. (History)
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Ph.D. (Political Science), Director

The Program

The minor in black studies is intended to supplement the student’s academic major with a scholarly understanding of African and African-American history, social and political life, culture and the arts, African heritage, and religious practice.

The Black Studies Program seeks to provide students with clear, precise, reliable, and accurate knowledge about the African-American community within the framework of a liberal arts education at a religious institution of higher learning.

The program fosters a strong grounding in the African-American community’s contemporary state, history and traditions, unique culture, collective experience, and antecedent connection with Africa and African history.

To that end, teaching, analysis, and research within the program are directed toward the community’s world view, core beliefs, structures of relationships, patterns of moral and ethical discourse, political thought and action, experience of and response to racism, cultural motifs, and historical foundations.

The program seeks to provide these educational benefits to all students at the College while providing opportunities for teachers and scholars to engage in meaningful work in this academic area.

Global Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.1207
Fax: 401.865.1206
Location: Feinstein Academic Center 402B

The Faculty

Professors

Richard M. Battistoni, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Rev. Edward L. Cleary, O.P., Ph.D. (Political Science)
Rev. Leonard P. Hindsley, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)
Ann W. Norton, Ph.D. (Art & Art History)
Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Robert H. Trudeau, Ph.D. (Political Science)

Associate Professors

Nuria Alonso García, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)
Alli Nathan, Ph.D. (Finance)
Carmen A. Rolon, Ed.D. (Secondary Education)

Assistant Professors

Thomas R. King, Ph.D. (Management)
Nicholas V. Longo, Ph.D. (Public and Community Service Studies), Director
Margaret M. Manchester, Ph.D. (History)
Tuire M. Valkeakari, Ph.D. (English)

Humanities

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.1349
Fax: 401.865.2772
Location: St. Catherine of Siena Hall 224

The Faculty

Associate Professor

James F. Keating, Ph.D., Director

Latin American Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2752
Fax: 401.865.1222
Location: Howley Hall 302

The Faculty

Professors

Rev. Edward L. Cleary, O.P., Ph.D. (Political Science), Advisor
Paul E. Pezza, Ph.D. (Health Policy and Management)
Robert H. Trudeau, Ph.D. (Political Science)

Associate Professors

Roger B. Carmosino, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)
Carmen A. Rolon, Ph.D. (Education)
Sister Leslie Ellen Straub, O.P., Ph.D. (Anthropology)

Assistant Professors

Lydia M. Barovero, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)
Edgar Mejía, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)

Instructor

Paola Cesarini, M.A. (Ph.D. candidate) (Political Science)

The Program

This program leads to a minor in Latin American studies. The Latin American Studies Program provides the student the opportunity to develop a general knowledge of Latin America through an interdisciplinary approach in the areas of modern languages, anthropology, history, sociology, and political science. The program has supported for more than 20 years the participation of 10 students in the annual Model Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. Because the Latin American Studies Program is interdisciplinary, students can expect to have their program of studies tailored to their individual needs. For further information, please contact Dr. Nicholas Longo, Director of the Global Studies Program at Providence College.

Social Science

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2728
Fax: 401.865.2232
Location: Howley Hall 115

The Faculty

Professor

Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D., Director

Women’s Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2924
Fax: 401.865.1192
Location: Phillips Memorial Library 118B

The Faculty

Professors

Mary L. Bellhouse, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Deborah J. Johnson, Ph.D. (Art/Art History)
Patricia M. Lawlor, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)
Norma Kroll, Ph.D. (English)
Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Wendy R. Oliver, Ph.D. (Theatre, Dance & Film)
Jane Lunin Perel, M.F.A. (English)
Constance M. Rousseau, Ph.D. (History)
Josephine A. Ruggiero, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Mary Anne Sedney, Ph.D. (Psychology)

Associate Professors

Peter R. Costello, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Carol B. Crafts, Ph.D. (Biology)
Suzanne J. Fournier, Ph.D. (English)
Catherine E. Gordon-Seifert, Ph.D. (Music)
Rev. Kenneth R. Gumbert, O.P., M.F.A. (Theatre, Dance, & Film)
Sister Gail P. Himrod, O.P., Mus.A.D. (Music)
Margaret K. Reid, Ph.D. (English)
Carmen A. Rolon, Ed.D. (Secondary Education)
Sally J. Thibodeau, Ph.D. (Secondary Education)

Assistant Professors

Maia F. Bailey, Ph.D. (Biology)
Lydia M. Barovero, Ph.D. (Modern Languages)
Elizabeth A. Bridgham, Ph.D. (English)
Joseph P. Cammarano, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Matthew J. Dowling, Ph.D. (History)
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Margaret M. Manchester, Ph.D. (History)
Maureen C. Outlaw, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Despina D. Prassas, Ph.D. (Theology)

The Program

The College offers a major and a minor in women’s studies. Women’s studies is an innovative, interdisciplinary academic field of study. It focuses on analyzing the contributions and achievements of women across the globe—past and present—and throughout the academic disciplines. At Providence College, its purpose is to provide opportunities for students to formulate a comprehensive view of culture that incorporates the experiences of women. Understanding the issues vital to women’s lives and their intellectual and creative productivity enables both male and female students to develop a positive personal philosophy with regard to gender roles.

As a scholarly focus that has only received attention for the last 30 years, women’s studies strives to be sensitive to the under-representation of other groups. Thus, there is a strong effort to recognize and document the diversity of women’s experiences across age, race, ethnic group, social class, and physical condition. Offering a more inclusive understanding of humanity, women’s studies naturally strengthens preparation for many careers in both the public and private sectors.

The Women’s Studies Program is committed to empowering students as active learners. Courses use collaborative and interactive approaches that encourage reflection, challenge existing viewpoints, and further develop critical thinking.

For admission into the Women’s Studies Program, a student must be in good academic standing. To qualify for the major or the minor, a student must have completed the course requirements and have at least a 2.0 GPA.

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