Oct 21, 2019  
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Programs


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American Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.1784
Fax: 401.865.2057
Location: Phillips Memorial Library 235

The Faculty

Professors

Richard J. Grace, Ph.D. (History)
Bruce E. Graver, Ph.D. (English)
Rev. Kenneth R. Gumbert, O.P., M.F.A. (Theatre, Dance, and Film)
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)
William Bonney, Ph.D. (Theology)
Suzanne J. Fournier, Ph.D. (English)
Jeffrey A. Johnson, Ph.D. (History), Program Director
Margaret K. Reid, Ph.D. (English)
Tuire M. Valkeakari, Ph.D. (English)

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 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)
D. Colin Jaundrill, Ph.D. (History)

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)
Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D. (Sociology and Women’s Studies)

Associate Professors

Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Ph.D. (Political Science), Program Director
Ellen P. Salvatore, Ph.D. (Public and Community Service Studies)
Tuire M. Valkeakari, Ph.D. (English)

Assistant Professors

Patrick H. Breen, Ph.D. (History)
Matthew J. Dowling, Ph.D. (History)
Michael L. Hayes, Ph.D. (Social Work and Public and Community Service Studies)
Christopher T. Kelton, D.M. (Music)

The Program

The Black Studies program offers students an interdisciplinary set of analytic and research tools for critical analysis and understanding of various aspects of black culture and fosters a new appreciation for the contributions made by people of African descent to world cultures and human history.

The black studies program seeks to provide students with clear, precise, reliable, and accurate knowledge about the African Diasporic communities of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe within the framework of a liberal arts education.

As an academic minor, this interdisciplinary and multicultural course of study takes a look at the African Diasporic communities’ 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 communities’ 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, both within the United States and globally.

This minor can be paired with many different majors, including global studies, economics, and political science. Students from a variety of academic majors will find that proficiency in black studies can expand career options.

Global Studies

Contact Information

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

The Faculty

Associate Professors

Peter R. Costello, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Nuria Alonso García, Ph.D. (Foreign Language Studies)
Nicholas V. Longo, Ph.D. (Public and Community Service Studies), Program Director

Assistant Professors

Kara B. Cebulko, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Susan Griffith-Grossman, D.S.W. (Social Work)
Thomas R. King, Ph.D. (Management)

Humanities

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2643
Fax: 401.865.2772
Location: St. Catherine of Siena Hall 129

The Faculty

Assistant Professor

Patrick J. Macfarlane, Ph.D., Program Director

Latin American Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2647
Fax: 401.865.1193
Location: Phillips Memorial Library 005C

The Faculty

Associate Professors

Nuria Alonso García, Ph.D. (Foreign Language Studies)
Roger B. Carmosino, Ph.D. (Foreign Language Studies)
Carmen A. Rolon, Ph.D. (Education)
Sister Leslie Ellen Straub, O.P., Ph.D. (Anthropology)

Assistant Professors

Kara B. Cebulko, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Edgar Mejía, Ph.D. (Foreign Language Studies)
Rev. David T. Orique, O.P., Ph.D. (History), Advisor
Jeffrey D. Pugh (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 foreign language studies, 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 Fr. David Orique.

Social Science

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2517
Fax: 401.865.2232
Location: Howley Hall 108

The Faculty

Associate Professor

Leslie Ellen Straub, O.P., Ph.D., Program Director

Women’s Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2924
Fax: 401.865.2381
Location: Phillips Memorial Library LL18B

The Faculty

Professors

Mary L. Bellhouse, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Peter R. Costello, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Catherine E. Gordon-Seifert, Ph.D. (Music)
Rev. Kenneth R. Gumbert, O.P., M.F.A. (Theatre, Dance, and Film)
Deborah J. Johnson, Ph.D. (Art/Art History)
Patricia M. Lawlor, Ph.D. (Foreign Language Studies)
Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Wendy R. Oliver, Ed.D. (Theatre, Dance, and Film)
Jane Lunin Perel, M.F.A. (English)
Josephine A. Ruggiero, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Mary Anne Sedney, Ph.D. (Psychology)

Associate Professors

Elizabeth A. Bridgham, Ph.D. (English)
Angela Licia Carlson, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Carol B. Crafts, Ph.D. (Biology)
Sister Gail P. Himrod, O.P., Mus.A.D. (Music)
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Despina D. Prassas, Ph.D. (Theology)
Carmen A. Rolon, Ed.D. (Secondary Education)
Ellen P. Salvatore, Ph.D. (Public and Community Service Studies)
Tuire M. Valkeakari, Ph.D. (English)

Assistant Professors

Maia F. Bailey, Ph.D. (Biology)
Abigail T. Brooks, Ph.D. (Sociology), Program Director
Margaret M. Manchester, Ph.D. (History)
Jessica M. Mulligan, Ph.D. (Health Policy and Management)
Maureen C. Outlaw, Ph.D. (Sociology)
Eve Veliz, Ph.D. (Sociology)

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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