Introduction to International Studies

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Edited by Mei Zhong and Stuart Henry
©2020, 248 pages

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    Introduction to International Studies provides students with scholarly essays and articles to familiarize them with the field of international studies and prepare them to conduct undergraduate research while abroad. Students learn how to successfully navigate another culture and how to conduct meaningful cross-cultural comparative research.

    Part I of the anthology introduces readers to the area of international studies, along with the concepts of a global society, culture, and intercultural communication. In Part II, students read about various social science research methods, including qualitative research, quantitative research, and the literature review process. Part III is focused on issues related to cross-cultural research practices. Students learn about ethical principles, cultural adaptation, and best practices to ensure a successful study abroad experience.

    Introduction to International Studies is designed to support students enrolled in courses that afford them the opportunity to conduct exploratory social science research in another country while studying abroad.

    Mei Zhong is an associate professor of journalism and media studies at San Diego State University, where she also serves as the advisor for the international studies minor. Dr. Zhong has been involved in promoting international education for over 20 years and serves as a faculty coordinator for several educational exchange programs between SDSU and international universities.
    Stuart Henry Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Kent, England) previously served as a professor of criminal justice at San Diego State University and was director of the School of Public Affairs (2006-2017).
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