Faculty Profile

Andy Wolff

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies; Director of the K. Robert Nilsson Center for European Studies in Bologna, 2018-20. (2008)

Contact Information

wolffan@dickinson.edu

Bio

His areas of teaching and research include U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, NATO and EU security policy, international relations theory, and diplomatic summitry. Dr. Wolff's primary research concerns the geopolitics of NATO enlargement and European security governance. He has been a legal staff assistant in the United States Senate and an English teacher in the Czech Republic. His publications have appeared in International Affairs, the Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, and the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Education

  • B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1995
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2010

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

ITAL 000 Italian General Credit

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.

RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

ARTH 205 Read Bologna & Italy
An intermediate-level study of selected topics in the history of art and architecture. Prerequisites: prerequisites as appropriate to topic.

ECON 214 International Trade
An economic topic requiring some exposure to introductory economic concepts. Past topics have included Middle Eastern Economies, Feminist Economics, Network Industries, and the Economic Analysis of Policy. Specific topics will be described in each semester’s registration materials. Prerequisites: 111 and/or 112 depending upon the topic.

SOCI 230 Global Governance & Resources
Courses which examine special topics in sociology and will include on a regular basis, Labor History, Comparative Race & Ethnicity, and Conflict Resolution.

ITAL 231 Read/Writ Contemp Ital Culture
Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.

HIST 232 Modern Italy
A survey of social, cultural, and political developments from the beginnings of the Risorgimento in the 18th century to the post-war period, including the effects of the Napoleonic period, the unification of Italy, World War I, Fascism, World War II, and the Cold War. Offered every other year.

POSC 284 European Security
What security issues do European countries face? How are European countries, the European Union, and NATO responding to various threats? This course delves into the structure of European security, examines the security challenges confronted by Europe, and weighs the opportunities these challenges present for enhancing Europe's security and global leadership. Students will learn how European governments define security, formulate strategies, and implement policies to meet a host of traditional, transnational, and human security concerns. This course is cross-listed as INST 284. Prerequisite: 170/INST 170.

INST 284 European Security
What security issues do European countries face? How are European countries, the European Union, and NATO responding to various threats? This course delves into the structure of European security, examines the security challenges confronted by Europe, and weighs the opportunities these challenges present for enhancing Europe's security and global leadership. Students will learn how European governments define security, formulate strategies, and implement policies to meet a host of traditional, transnational, and human security concerns. This course is cross-listed as POSC 284. Prerequisite: 170/POSC 170.

POSC 290 Global Governance & Resources
Topics not normally studied in depth in the regular offerings are analyzed in these special topics courses. Recent offerings have included: Contemporary Political Ideologies, Mexican Politics, Political Thought of the Enlightenment, Politics in Fiction, Separation of Powers, The Bill of Rights, and Italian Politics. Prerequisite for 290 is dependent upon topic.

INST 290 Transatlantic Relations
Special topics not usually studied in depth in course offerings are examined. Prerequisite dependent upon topic. This course is cross-listed as POSC 290 when the topic is "Transatlantic Relations."

INST 290 Global Governance & Resources
Special topics not usually studied in depth in course offerings are examined. Prerequisite dependent upon topic. This course is cross-listed as POSC 290 when the topic is "Transatlantic Relations."

POSC 290 Politics of Migration in EU
Topics not normally studied in depth in the regular offerings are analyzed in these special topics courses. Recent offerings have included: Contemporary Political Ideologies, Mexican Politics, Political Thought of the Enlightenment, Politics in Fiction, Separation of Powers, The Bill of Rights, and Italian Politics. Prerequisite for 290 is dependent upon topic.

INST 290 Politics of Migration in EU
Special topics not usually studied in depth in course offerings are examined. Prerequisite dependent upon topic. This course is cross-listed as POSC 290 when the topic is "Transatlantic Relations."

POSC 290 Transatlantic Relations
Topics not normally studied in depth in the regular offerings are analyzed in these special topics courses. Recent offerings have included: Contemporary Political Ideologies, Mexican Politics, Political Thought of the Enlightenment, Politics in Fiction, Separation of Powers, The Bill of Rights, and Italian Politics. Prerequisite for 290 is dependent upon topic.

INBM 300 International Trade
A topics course examining important issues in international management. Examples of course possibilities include issues in cross-cultural communication and ethics, issues in international marketing, issues in international dimensions of financial reporting, issues in government regulation of business, and issues in financial decision-making. Prerequisite dependent upon topic/topic area.

INBM 300 Business Operations Management
A topics course examining important issues in international management. Examples of course possibilities include issues in cross-cultural communication and ethics, issues in international marketing, issues in international dimensions of financial reporting, issues in government regulation of business, and issues in financial decision-making. Prerequisite dependent upon topic/topic area.