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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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American Legal Studies
Master of Laws (LLM)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The LLM in American Legal Studies degree is designed for students with a law degree from outside the United States. Enhance your career options and prepare for global practice through the solid foundation you will gain in U.S. law and legal systems in our LLM program. Vermont Law is the leading school in the U.S. for environmental law and is nationally renowned in dispute resolution and clinical law. Our distinguished faculty have litigated major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, testified as experts before Congress, and served in top leadership positions in U.S. and international organizations. The LLM in American Legal Studies curriculum is designed to help candidates achieve bar passage and meets all the curricular requirements to sit for the bar in New York or Washington, D.C. The program focuses on essential skills, knowledge, and perspectives to help you succeed. We offer exceptional support to our LLM in American Legal Studies students: Training in case briefing, legal writing, exam preparation, bar exam workshops and resume-writing, with one-on-one assistance A Specialist in Legal Writing to help with English grammar, punctuation, and tone A friendly and supportive community of faculty, staff and students who care about your success Designed for students who have earned a law degree outside the United States, the LLM in American Legal Studies prepares students for bar passage and career advancement. The LLM in American Legal Studies curriculum builds a solid foundation in U.S. law and legal systems and focuses on skills, knowledge, and perspectives essential for success in national and global practice. You’ll receive exceptional support—often one-on-one assistance—in case briefing, legal writing, exam preparation, and resume writing. A Specialist in Legal Writing can help you with English grammar, punctuation, and tone. Vermont Law School’s renowned faculty—who are experienced in litigating major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, testifying before Congress, and leading organizations around the world—are part of a friendly and supportive community that is committed to student success. The LLM in American Legal Studies curriculum meets all requirements to sit for the bar in New York or Washington, D.C.
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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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English: American Literature
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Castleton University in Castleton, VT
As an English major at Castleton, you will become a part of a close-knit, stimulating community of faculty and students who understand that studying reading and writing at the college level can be both practical and intellectually engaging. Class sizes are often smaller than the college average, giving you a more personal engagement with your peers, professors, and course content. It is not unusual to find students and faculty talking together outside of class. The English faculty take pride in advising students as they navigate their intellectual journey in, and beyond, the university. The major in English offers you a balance of deep and broad study through a core of common classes and four areas of concentration: American Literature, World Literature, Children’s Literature, and a Concentration by Contract. Each concentration takes reading and writing seriously, for we realize that the best way for us to prepare students for a professional life is to cultivate a sense of intellectual independence and a love of language in its many uses. As an English major you will follow a rigorous, varied, and stimulating course of study designed to prepare you for any career path you choose to pursue: graduate school, teaching, business, law, medicine, journalism, government, etc. You will not only develop a deep foundational knowledge of literature, but also hone interpretive, analytical, and critical skills that form the basis of the core abilities or skill sets that employers and professional schools find most attractive. Upon graduation you will have the ability to think creatively and critically, solve real-world problems, and communicate clearly and elegantly in both speech and writing.
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English and American Literature
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT
The faculty in English and American Literatures offer courses in lecture and seminar format on the British and American literary traditions from their origins to the present, as well on literature written in English in the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia. We have particular historical strengths in the teaching of American Literature and in the works of William Shakespeare, and we offer creative writing workshops in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
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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: 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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History
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bennington College in Bennington, VT
History is a challenging and rewarding conversation with the past. Our history faculty, whose expertise spans American and international history as well as early modern European intellectual history, mediate these dialogues in classrooms that are alive with “the pastness of the past—a rich understanding of the ways in which historical actors lived in and engaged with worlds that were completely different from our own. We introduce students to the primary texts that will become their conversation partners, and facilitate their ability to find patterns and points of congruence that enable them to continue this conversation on their own. Our curriculum presents an array of ways for students to internalize historical thinking, and incorporate it into their work in other fields. In addition to courses on American and international history, we offer courses on international law, the Constitution, diplomacy, human rights, and local history; we teach the histories of science, magic, medicine, books, and gender. Advanced projects classes and tutorials offer opportunities to pursue individual and collaborative interdisciplinary independent projects. In studying history, students learn to work with primary sources and put those sources in context. They work with secondary sources, and use classroom discussion as a collaborative process for working out readings, ideas, and meanings. They learn to formulate their own arguments and develop the writing skills that will allow them to express their arguments in a clear and cogent fashion. In short, they learn to engage and contribute to a larger intellectual community.
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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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