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Global Studies: Global Dynamics of Culture
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
This thematic concentration is designed for students interested in the cultural dimensions of our world, and who aspire to careers that could take them abroad and that require well-developed cultural sensitivities. Students should keep their career goals in mind as they select from this broad array of culture-related courses. No more than 6 credits may be taken in any one of four world regions (Africa & Middle East, Asia, Europe, the Americas). A B.A. in Global Studies at Castleton will provide you with the opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that will enhance your understanding of the changing world order. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that will train you to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic. You will have the opportunity to take classes with professors who are experts in the cultures, languages, histories, economics, politics, societies, and geographies of the world and committed to understanding the systems and networks that connect them all. These faculty mentors are your Castleton anchor when you study abroad. They can guide you as you assimilate to a new culture and help you interpret the career benefits of your experiences when you return home. Whether you are interested in global studies as a major, minor, or certificate you will have the opportunity to concentrate your learning in a particular region. Additionally, you will gain at least an intermediate competency in Spanish, French, Chinese, or Arabic, or use Castleton’s Rosetta Stone program to learn a language of your choice. The programs thematic concentrations will prepare you for a specific career path in either the cultural, environmental, or political sector. The Global Studies major provides an opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that enhance students' understanding of the changing world order and enable them to live more fulfilling and useful lives. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that trains students to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic. Through their courses and study abroad, students develop the critical skills they will need to achieve their goals in our increasingly integrated local, national, and world communities.
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Global Studies: Environment/Sustainability
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
This thematic concentration is designed for students interested in the social science of environmental issues, and who aspire to careers devoted to solving environmental threats on a global scale. A B.A. in Global Studies at Castleton will provide you with the opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that will enhance your understanding of the changing world order. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that will train you to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic. You will have the opportunity to take classes with professors who are experts in the cultures, languages, histories, economics, politics, societies, and geographies of the world and committed to understanding the systems and networks that connect them all. These faculty mentors are your Castleton anchor when you study abroad. They can guide you as you assimilate to a new culture and help you interpret the career benefits of your experiences when you return home. Whether you are interested in global studies as a major, minor, or certificate you will have the opportunity to concentrate your learning in a particular region. Additionally, you will gain at least an intermediate competency in Spanish, French, Chinese, or Arabic, or use Castleton’s Rosetta Stone program to learn a language of your choice. The programs thematic concentrations will prepare you for a specific career path in either the cultural, environmental, or political sector. The Global Studies major provides an opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that enhance students' understanding of the changing world order and enable them to live more fulfilling and useful lives. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that trains students to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic. Through their courses and study abroad, students develop the critical skills they will need to achieve their goals in our increasingly integrated local, national, and world communities.
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Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bennington College in Bennington, VT
Anthropology challenges us to ask what it means to be human, and opens us to the diversity and dynamics of humankind. At Bennington, we bring this lens to a range of topics, from economics and politics, to culture and worldviews, to connections in social dynamics. We encourage students to take a critical look at their assumptions about culture, relativism, ethnocentrism, universalism, integration; about capitalism, democracy, globalization, colonialism, and human-environmental interactions. In this sense, anthropology aims to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange. In their coursework, students are introduced to basic anthropological skills and tools, which they are able to practice in research they undertake on campus or during their annual off-campus Field Work Term. Students whose academic plans include anthropology are encouraged to do advanced work in the field. Theses provide students the opportunity to improve their skills in data collection, critical thinking, and communication. Just as interests and academic plans range widely, so do research topics: recent examples include China’s one-child policy to community arts in Philadelphia to spoken language and group identity in a Lebanese village. Bennington alumni have gone on to top graduate programs and pursued professional training and careers in human rights work, public art, public policy, think tanks, education, educational policy, museum studies, law school, journalism, and health care.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS), one of nine areas of study within the Global and Regional Studies Program, offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary set of courses on the histories, cultures, literatures, politics and economies of Latin America, the Caribbean and U.S. Latinos. The program seeks to serve as a bridge between North America and Latin America, hosting guest speakers, artists and activists, encouraging study abroad, and organizing faculty-led study courses in the region. We offer students a strong liberal arts education enhanced by significant cross-cultural competence, skills that serve out graduates well in fields such as policy analysis, government, research, journalism, business, international development, higher education, graduate school, and activism in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. Our LACS major program provides a stimulating blend of courses from disciplines including history, political science, anthropology, and more. Our program will offer you a skillset, including writing and critical thinking, that can be applied towards any career path. The LACS major consists of 30 course credits, and most of our major students spend time abroad Affiliated faculty include specialists in democratization, indigenous politics, struggles over globalization, human and community development, environmental conflicts, social movements, health, colonial and contemporary literature, poetry, performance, race and ethnicity, gender dynamics, and pre-contact archaeology and arts. The LAS Program and its affiliated faculty sponsor or work with the following UVM groups and programs: La Alianza Latina and La Casa Hispánica (student groups); The Hispanic Forum (conference held every Fall semester at UVM); UVM faculty-led courses to Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, and several Spanish Caribbean countries; UVM bilateral exchange program with La Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina) and other Latin American and Caribbean universities; Burlington-based community projects, such as the Burlington-Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas), Nicaragua Sister City Program.
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Global Studies: International Political Economy, Governance and Human Rights
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
This thematic concentration is designed for students interested in global institutions, power dynamics, and political processes, and who aspire to careers in the diplomatic service, the UN, peace work, or other international non-governmental organizations. A B.A. in Global Studies at Castleton will provide you with the opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that will enhance your understanding of the changing world order. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that will train you to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic. You will have the opportunity to take classes with professors who are experts in the cultures, languages, histories, economics, politics, societies, and geographies of the world and committed to understanding the systems and networks that connect them all. These faculty mentors are your Castleton anchor when you study abroad. They can guide you as you assimilate to a new culture and help you interpret the career benefits of your experiences when you return home. Whether you are interested in global studies as a major, minor, or certificate you will have the opportunity to concentrate your learning in a particular region. Additionally, you will gain at least an intermediate competency in Spanish, French, Chinese, or Arabic, or use Castleton’s Rosetta Stone program to learn a language of your choice. The programs thematic concentrations will prepare you for a specific career path in either the cultural, environmental, or political sector. The Global Studies major provides an opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that enhance students' understanding of the changing world order and enable them to live more fulfilling and useful lives. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that trains students to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic. Through their courses and study abroad, students develop the critical skills they will need to achieve their goals in our increasingly integrated local, national, and world communities.
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Spanish
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
Our program in Spanish combines language study at all levels with coursework in Spanish, Latin-American, and U.S. Latino(a) literature and cultural studies. Many of our students also gain life-enriching experience by studying Spanish abroad for a semester or year through one of UVM's many exchange program sites in Spain or Latin America, while others participate in our 1-2 week travel-study programs abroad. Our Spanish classes offer students the small-class learning environment they need to develop their foreign language skills. In addition, our students are encouraged to participate in the many extracurricular Spanish-language social activities available or reside in La Casa de Cultura (Spanish House). Events on campus such as our weekly tertulias for Spanish conversation, Spanish-language film series, the annual Hispanic Forum on current issues, and dinners and dances sponsored by the Latin community in the Burlington area give students many opportunities to put learning into practice and to make contacts that can further their studies, travel, or career interests in Hispanic lands. Spanish is one of the Indo-European family of languages which are spoken by more than a third of the world, and can be classified further as a Romance language, a group that includes French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Romanian. One of the fastest growing populations in the world, it constitutes a large community that shares different cultures and services which offer various institutions and businesses a unique growth opportunity.
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Society, Culture & Thought
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bennington College in Bennington, VT
Anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology—to study these fields at Bennington means diving deep into the range of human experience in order to investigate history, explore the human psyche, and analyze the workings of states, societies, institutions, and cultures. Classes are small, discussion‐based seminars, with faculty who are practicing historians, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, policymakers, and diplomats. Extensive reading and writing and lively conversation are complemented by the yearly Field Work Term, with internships in the field, and, if desired, study abroad. The list of faculty who have taught at Bennington since its founding include some of the most consequential thinkers of their eras, and people who were shaping the world that they were expert at observing: Theodore Newcomb, a pioneer in social psychology, Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, Erich Fromm, the psychoanalyst and social theorist, and Mansour Farhang, Revolutionary Iran’s first ambassador to the United Nations, to name a few. Our faculty continue this tradition while breaking new intellectual ground, their feet firmly planted in theory and in practice. They model new ways to be engaged in the world as they guide students in their quest to formulate rigorous questions, gather evidence and analyze data, and think through and across boundaries of thought. At Bennington, students work closely with faculty to design the content, structure, and sequence of their study and practice—their Plan—taking advantage of resources inside and outside the classroom to pursue their work.
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American Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT
American studies is an interdisciplinary field that is united by both an object of study—American culture—and a mode of inquiry that moves beyond the scope of any single disciplinary approach. Marked by an interplay between cultural history and the examination of diverse creative forms, social analysis, and critical theory, American studies explores primary sources and asks how they might be understood in the broader contexts of aesthetic traditions, political power, and cultural beliefs. While the American studies curriculum is varied in topic and approach, each student in the major will develop a thematic concentration that gives their studies conceptual coherence. These concentrations are: popular culture, race and ethnicity, artistic and intellectual traditions, space and place, and cultural politics. While sharing a commitment to interdisciplinary, American studies faculty specialize in a range of subjects and methodologies, including literature, anthropology, history, art history, and communication studies.The American studies curriculum is further enriched by cross-listing courses with other departments, including Religion, History, Film and Media Culture, and English and American Literature. The American studies program values close faculty-student interaction. Courses utilize a range of collaborative learning strategies, and independent senior work is an integral component of the major.
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American Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT
The American Studies program is also distinct in our commitment to community-based learning and the public humanities, fostering critical analysis by engaging with local community partners in teaching, researching, and promoting active civic participation. American Studies engages students in the interdisciplinary study of the cultures and politics of the United States and the Americas, past and present. Through its exploration of American traditions, institutions, geography, arts, and mass culture, the program exposes students to a diversity of American perspectives and identities. Central to our major is an investigation of the intersectionalities of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and citizenship in the examination of American experiences. In response to the discipline’s animating questions “What is ‘America’?” and “What does it mean to be an American?” we analyze the formation of local, indigenous, borderland, and diasporic communities within the context of powerful assertions of national identity. The interdisciplinary nature of our program encourages the kind of personal initiative and creative thinking that gives our majors an advantage later in life, and they pursue a rich variety of careers. An American Studies major is particularly appropriate for students planning careers in education, law, communications, government, social work, journalism, museum studies, and information science. Since its inception, American Studies has sought to combine critical thinking with social awareness. Our courses and programming relate theory and practice, research and public policy, and the academy and the community. We foster opportunities for research and advocacy, community and campus engagement, leadership development, service learning and internships. Each American Studies major selects a concentration and takes 4 courses selected from the list of approved electives for that track. Concentrations include: Race & Ethnicity Studies This concentration explores how race and ethnicity matter in our everyday lives and systematically shape our institutions and society. Courses examine topics such as diaspora, migration, sovereignty, mobilization, and the political economies of social inequality and racial formation. They also attend to how these categories intersect and overlap with other forms of difference (such as gender, nation, indigeneity, class, religion, ability, sexuality, etc.) Childhood Studies This concentration considers changing conceptions of childhood in American culture as well as the diversity of children’s lived experience. With particular attention to the various ways in which childhood has been aestheticized and politicized, courses examine the figure of the child within the contexts of gender, ethnicity, class, geography, education, material culture, religion, and/or law. Expressive Cultures This concentration focuses on creativity and aesthetic expression in everyday life, and on their transformative potential in culture and politics. Through the examination of folklore, music, dance, art, literature, foodways, architecture, and ceremony, students investigate the dynamics and significance of tradition and innovation. Courses explore the paths by which identity finds voice in performances, texts, and artifacts. Civic Communities This concentration asks: How do communities and individuals come to define themselves, and how do others define them? Courses may consider how organizations and institutions function socially and culturally, or the roles of social movements, economic structures, politics and government. The Americas This geographical concentration encourages students to think about America in relation to the many Americas of which our hemisphere is comprised. Some courses allow students to focus on different nations and regions. Others examine the connections between the United States and its neighbors, taking up topics such as border-crossing and transnationalism. You will work closely with an American Studies adviser to develop a program that is both interdisciplinary and that pursues significant themes or questions in depth. Our program's interdisciplinary approach is ideal for a future career in middle or high school education. As such, American Studies is an excellent choice of major if you are thinking about also pursuing a complementary degree in Elementary or Secondary Education. Our study abroad program at Saint Michael’s also allows you to do a semester at another American college or university to explore a special interest in a topic or geographical area.
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Sociology: Cultural Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
Castleton’s Sociology Program is recognized as the University's first “Engaged” academic program for its commitment to experiential study, service learning, civic engagement, community development, and sustainability. Sociology plays an important role in our world. Through the scientific study of society and culture, sociology prepares students for the rapidly changing world in which we live. Core courses in sociological perspectives, social theory and research, provide the foundation for many options of study, especially in cultural anthropology, power and conflict, community studies, criminology, and women’s and gender studies. With a B.A. in Sociology you will develop sociological perspectives on social structure and culture, social change and conflict, globalization and international development. In addition to a broad and deep knowledge base, a degree in sociology will provide you with the “flexible skills” required for a globalizing world. Many graduates of the sociology program go on to graduate or professional school to study sociology, cultural anthropology, social work, law, international development, and criminology. The faculty includes experts in a wide range of subjects, including: qualitative and quantitative research, sociological theory, cultural anthropology, religion, environmentalism, social movements, community studies, globalization and social change, music, film making, criminology, gerontology, mental health, health care, women and gender studies, sociology of education, race and ethnic relations. The Sociology faculty is committed to teaching and learning, and several faculty members have received awards for teaching excellence over the last five years including multiple “Outstanding Faculty” awards from the Student Association at Castleton and the award for “Excellence in Teaching for Innovative Use of Community-based Learning” from the Vermont Campus Compact.
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