The Library's Global Interdisciplinary Studies collections support research and instruction of GIS students and faculty. Resource selection and retention is largely driven by faculty research interests and the curriculum. Faculty selections and course readings are prioritized.
From the GIS website: "The central dynamic of the GIS major is the emphasis on the interdisciplinary and the global through a specialization in one of the following area and thematic studies, namely: Africana Studies, Arab & Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Irish Studies, Latin American Studies, and Russian Area Studies. [...] Each specialization emphasizes the core tenets of the major: interdisciplinary research, global impact through the local, and the application of knowledge to world affairs.
In addition to the GIS major with its slate of eight specializations to choose from, the department of GIS also houses two unique and equally interdisciplinary majors, namely, Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) and Peace and Justice Studies (PJ)."
GIS website: www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/global
GIS courses are taught by faculty from a range of disciplines, including history, English, political science, communications, sociology and criminology, peace and justice, philosophy, theology, and several language departments. However, most of the materials supporting these courses are purchased by subject librarians serving the instructor's home department.
The library's GIS fund will be used to purchase materials in two areas:
NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.
Susan Turkel is the main librarian for Global Interdisciplinary Studies.
Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for Irish Studies, a program within GIS.
Deborah Bishov is the subject librarian for Russian Studies, a program within GIS.
Last updated: May 14, 2018