It is the mission of the CIS Department to develop competent professionals for international service through training and service learning opportunities in cross-cultural studies, world arts, linguistics, TESOL, and any other international service specializations developed by or assigned to the department for implementation.
New Spring 2016 Minor/Certificate in TESOL and IS3356 Introduction to Orality and Storying.
GIAL offers junior and senior level undergraduate courses for a BA in International Service. Students major in International Service and choose at least one minor.
Minors: Cross-cultural Service, Linguistics, World Arts, and Minor/Certificate in TESOL
The College of International Studies offers a variety of courses for degree requirements and electives. Courses offered are all at the Junior and Senior level as students are expected to have already completed 54 credits of undergraduate study prior to attending GIAL.
The degree program minors for the GIAL degree program reflect the desire of students for some specialized education as part of their undergraduate experience.
The following are the requirements for the Cross-Cultural Service minor.
The following are the requirements for the Linguistics minor. Please note that linguistics minor students will not take AL4304 Introduction to Language Structure (3 credit hours) from the degree core but will take an additional elective instead.
The following are the requirements for the World Arts minor.
The following are the requirements for the Certificate in TESOL minor.
College of International Studies Faculty
Shelley G. Ashdown, Assistant ProfessorCollege of International Studies, Department Head
D.Miss., Biola University, 2001; M.A., Assemblies of God Graduate School, 1980; B.A., Southern California College, 1978.
Field work: Kenya
Languages spoken: Thai, Maa
Andy Eatough, InstructorCollege of International Studies
M.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991; B.A., Fresno State University, 1989.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Chinese, Nuosu, Spanish, Thai
CJ Searsy, InstructorCollege of International Studies
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1998; B.A., Dallas Baptist University, 1992.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Mandarin
Jack Shoemaker, Assistant ProfessorCollege of International Studies, Applied Anthropology
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2012; M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2008; B.A., Azusa Pacific University, 1980.
Field work: Uganda
Languages spoken: Spanish, Ese Ejja, Swahili, Ma'di, Portuguese