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  • Sociology and Anthropology Department | Wheaton
    become critical thinkers addressing social problems and cultural analysis through theory data and practical solutions The general goal of the department is to develop a biblical foundation for understanding social interaction both within American society and across cultures The Sociology faculty recognize the need to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ at several levels of social interaction The micro level involves face to face communication for example in marriage or the family the middle range level reflects activities in organizations or social movements and the macro level presents issues of culture and societal structures At each level social processes such as socialization stratification urbanization and social disorganization are examined The anthropology faculty emphasize both the particularities of varying cultural systems as well as the universal characteristics of humans made in the image of God Recognizing culture as a set of only partial solutions to human problems Wheaton s Anthropology faculty also examine the ways in which the gospel and culture can operate jointly to explain human adaptations in different societies Similarly Anthropology s exploration of human universals is based on a distinctively Christian perspective combining a biblical orientation with empirical precision The Sociology and Anthropology Department has established a unique identity because of its focus on contemporary social and cross cultural issues along with solid training in statistics theory and the subfields of the disciplines A major in sociology or anthropology complements and fits nicely with the Human Needs and Global Resources HNGR certificate program and the Wheaton in Chicago semester The department s cross cultural focus and emphasis on social concerns help to prepare students for cross cultural and domestic vocations in education social service teaching and missions Recognizing the importance of the social and cultural dimensions of heath care many students have gone on to graduate work in nursing public health and medicine and have become physicians nurses and public health specialists The combined department offers several general education courses that fulfill the requirements of the social science cluster The department ranks 14th in the Franklin and Marshall report on the baccalaurette origins of Ph D s with 62 Wheaton graduates having earned Ph D s in sociology and anthropology between 1920 and 1995 following in rank order Oberlin Reed Barnard Beloit Radcliffe Swarthmore Antioch Vassar Bryn Mawr Smith Wellesley Carleton and Pomona According to a more recent report published by the National Science Foundation our sociology program ties for 6th in Ph D acquisition between 2003 2012 Students from the department continue to be accepted into competitive graduate programs at a rate comparative to the best schools in the country The first fifty years of the Sociology and Anthropology program has laid a strong foundation for both current and future generations of students History of the Department The Department of Sociology and Anthropology began in 1957 during the presidency of V Raymond Edman under the leadership of chairman Gordon Jaeck Formerly sociology had been a major in the history and social sciences department and anthropology had been

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Departments/Socio (2016-02-16)
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  • Solidarity Cabinet | Wheaton
    and relationships that lead to racial reconciliation Renew Work to renew the commitment of Christians on our campus to live out the gospel message of reconciliation Home Student Life Student Activities Solidarity Cabinet Solidarity Cabinet We as Solidarity Cabinet understand that racial reconciliation is a necessary outworking and responsibility of our Christian faith Within the Wheaton College community we seek to convey this conviction and to encourage others to live out this responsibility Menu New Student Orientation College Union Student Government Solidarity Cabinet Two Wheatons Who We Are What You Can Do FAQs Multicultural Development Organizations Clubs Student Culture Student Activities Office Beamer Center What We Do As a cabinet comprised of 6 student leaders we seek to raise awareness of race ethnic and cultural issues and mobilize students to live out the gospel message of reconciliation Throughout the year the cabinet hosts panel discussions lectures chapels and other programs to engage and educate the student body on issues of systemic racism Our ultimate goal is to promote dialogue about what we as a community can and need to do in response to the racial injustices within our society I therefore a prisoner for the Lord urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called with all humility and gentleness with patience bearing with one another in love eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace Ephesians 4 1 3 Solidarity Cabinet 2015 2016 Who We Are Solidarity Cabinet 2015 2016 Meet Solidarity Cabinet More A history of race in the suburbs and at Wheaton Two Wheatons More A Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Race and Environmental Justice Race and Roots Dr Theon Hill Dec 4 2014 Reflecting on Ferguson Share This Page Feedback Media Center

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Activities/Solidarity-Cabinet (2016-02-16)
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  • Spanish | Wheaton
    Learning Center Online Placement Registration NACFLA Conference Spanish Language Studies Dr Christine Goring Kepner Coordinator Wyngarden Hall 501 College Ave Wheaton IL 60187 Phone 630 752 5039 Fax 630 752 5788 foreign language wheaton edu The Spanish Major The Spanish major exists to help students develop awareness of the forms and functions of the Spanish language in general enhance proficiency in understanding native speech and writing communicate effectively and creatively in both oral and graphic modes Spanish majors will increase their understanding and appreciation of and empathy for the peoples of Hispanic cultures through exposure to representative works of the various literary genres and related art forms of Spain and the Americas through study of the regions historical philosophical religious and artistic development through awareness of issues and lifestyles of contemporary Hispanic societies through personal interaction with native speakers of Spanish in the United States as well as in other countries where Spanish is spoken Students will complete the Spanish major with enhanced awareness of their own linguistic cultural and religious heritage empowered to relate with respect and consideration to persons from diverse backgrounds as enlightened citizens of the world and worthy representatives of the kingdom of Jesus Christ Global and Experiential Learning Wheaton in Costa Rica This summer study abroad program provides students a unique opportunity to become familiar with the culture and language of Costa Rica and Nicaragua More Global and Experiential Learning Wheaton in Mexico A semester long interdisciplinary program in Mexico designed to develop linguistic and intercultural competency for life long engagement with Spanish speakers in Latin America Spain and the United States More Global and Experiential Learning Wheaton in Spain This summer study abroad program provides students a unique opportunity to become familiar with the culture and language of Spain More Share This Page Feedback

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Departments/Foreign-Languages/Spanish (2016-02-16)
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  • Special Programs | Wheaton
    Humanitarian Disaster Institute Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals Marion E Wade Center Opus The Art of Work WETN The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Academics Departments and Programs Special Programs Special Programs Menu Interdisciplinary Studies Pre Health Professions Pre Law Science Teacher Education Urban Studies Pre Health Professions The Health Professions Program provides resources for pre health professions students to guide their pre professional formation and preparation and to enhance their pre professional development More Interdisciplinary Studies Interdisciplinary Studies IDS promotes Christian liberal arts education at its best allowing students to pursue a program of study pre set or personal that integrates selected course work from two or three disciplines More Pre Law Program The mission of the Pre Law Program at Wheaton College is to serve students who are exploring or confirming a call to build the Christian church and improve society worldwide through the study and practice of law More Science Teacher Education The Secondary Science Education student at Wheaton College receives a solid foundation in the liberal arts tradition and an interpretation of the scientific nature of God s creation More Urban Studies Wheaton s Urban Studies Program is an expression of the college s commitment to help build the church and improve society worldwide by developing whole and effective Christians More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton Education Wheaton People Mission Statement of Faith and Educational Purpose Community Covenant College Profile Christ Centered Diversity Leadership Technology at Wheaton History Wheaton Worldwide Campus Map and Information Admissions Aid Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions International Students Visit Wheaton Financial Aid Academics The Liberal Arts Departments and Programs Graduate School Global

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  • Strategic Priorities for Wheaton's Future | Wheaton
    About Wheaton Leadership Strategic Priorities for Wheaton s Future Strategic Priorities for Wheaton s Future Wheaton College remains rooted in its historic mission Menu President Ryken Cabinet Trustees Advisors Strategic Priorities for Wheaton s Future Deepen Ethnic Diversity Enhance Music and the Performing Arts Globalize a Wheaton Education Promote Liberal Arts Excellence Complementary Priorities Green Paper Task Force Process Strategic Priorities Update Our perennial and fundamental commitments continue love for Christ faith in the gospel confidence in God s Word adherence to our evangelical Statement of Faith promise to keep our Community Covenant calling to integrate learning with faith and desire to develop students who live for Christ and His Kingdom Yet we also recognize that seizing the opportunities presented by each new season in life and ministry calls for strategic thinking At the present moment in our history and mission we recommend equally the following strategic priorities The time has come to Globalize a Wheaton education through expanding scholarships revising the curriculum and doubling the number of students who receive academic credit through off campus cross cultural experiences More Deepen ethnic diversity through implementing a comprehensive plan to communicate the biblical imperative for ethnic diversity and foster a truly welcoming environment for people of color More Promote liberal arts excellence through investing resources to renew our liberal arts identity and clarifying our definition of educational excellence More Enhance music and the performing arts through initiating a formal process to plan and construct a new Conservatory building More Strategic Priorities Updates See updates from President Ryken regarding the progress made on the Strategic Priorities each month More Strategic Priorities Invest in the Priorities More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton Education Wheaton People Mission Statement of Faith and

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  • Student Activities Office | Wheaton
    the Study of American Evangelicals Marion E Wade Center Opus The Art of Work WETN The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Student Life Student Activities Student Activities Office Student Activities Office The Student Activities Office is committed to equipping students through intentional relational ministry and educational leadership experiences in order to cultivate and create a Christ centered campus community Menu New Student Orientation College Union Student Government Solidarity Cabinet Multicultural Development Organizations Clubs Student Culture Student Activities Office Group Airport Shuttles Orientation Committee 2016 Our Team Event Planning Resources Student Resources Beamer Center Contact Us Beyond a phone call we really do want to get to know you and help you with whatever you need Feel free to stop by call or send us an email We re located in the north end of the Todd M Beamer Student Center Our office is open weekdays from 8 30 a m to 5 00 p m Email student activities wheaton edu Phone Front Desk 630 752 5181 Orientation Committee 630 752 5181 Fax 630 752 5381 Student Activities Office How can we help you navigate student life at Wheaton More Airport Transportation Everything you need to know about getting to or from the airports in Chicago More Wheaton College Campus Information Lodging and Maps Find helpful information for your visit including campus maps More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton Education Wheaton People Mission Statement of Faith and Educational Purpose Community Covenant College Profile Christ Centered Diversity Leadership Technology at Wheaton History Wheaton Worldwide Campus Map and Information Admissions Aid Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions International Students Visit Wheaton Financial Aid Academics The Liberal Arts

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  • Student Culture | Wheaton
    E Wade Center Opus The Art of Work WETN The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Student Life Student Activities Student Culture Student Culture Traditions and annual events at Wheaton build campus community through fun and meaningful activities that create a common context of shared experiences Menu New Student Orientation College Union Student Government Solidarity Cabinet Multicultural Development Organizations Clubs Student Culture Annual Events Traditions Student Activities Office Beamer Center Engagement Wheaton has a strong history of student engagement effectively developing leaders of steadfast and holistic character It s through a variety of informal and formal programs outside the classroom that students are inspired and empowered to try new ideas encouraged in every way to be others oriented and stretched outside of their comfort zone As a result our student culture is a strong support base characterized by a sense of trust and deep friendship encouraging and challenging at the same time Traditions Wheaton has many unique traditions Some date back one hundred years and some developed more recently but they all foster community and provide shared experiences for students faculty and staff Annual Events Much of the Wheaton experience is made up of the small moments and experiences that happen on a daily basis That being said there are several annual events that bring the larger college community together and often prove to be the highlights of the year Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton Education Wheaton People Mission Statement of Faith and Educational Purpose Community Covenant College Profile Christ Centered Diversity Leadership Technology at Wheaton History Wheaton Worldwide Campus Map and Information Admissions Aid Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions International Students Visit Wheaton

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  • Student Government | Wheaton
    at large SG leaders engage in collaborative efforts to affect positive change Educate Student Government creates and offers diverse and quality programming that explores educational learning that enhances the overall climate of the campus community Home Student Life Student Activities Student Government Student Government We aim to further the educational spiritual and relational development of the Wheaton College community as elected servant leaders representing student initiative concern creativity and enthusiasm SG is the primary vehicle for all students at Wheaton to get involved with the governance of the College Every enrolled student is welcome to participate in the Student Government Menu New Student Orientation College Union Student Government Who We Are Services Get Involved Student Government Resources Solidarity Cabinet Multicultural Development Organizations Clubs Student Culture Student Activities Office Beamer Center What We Do Wheaton Student Government includes two main groups the executive cabinet that sits on campus wide committees and class councils a council for each class Both the executive cabinet and class councils are composed of elected students although the executive cabinet has representatives from across the College and broadly addresses student concerns while class councils are focused more on student issues within their particular class Students may join or be appointed to various committees throughout the College that focus on the following topics College Life The College Life Committee provides services educational programming and works on long term policy initiatives to improve students out of classroom experiences College Life facilitates and promotes excellence in residence life athletics student services community development campus maintenance and stewardship Global and Experiential Learning The Global and Experiential Learning Committee provides services educational programming and works on long term policy initiatives to encourage students pursuit of international learning connections and service opportunities that are in the interest of a global context Educational Policies The Educational Policies Committee provides services programming and works on long term policy initiatives to improve issues such as curriculum academic departmental affairs faculty issues learning resources library and many other educational needs that surface on a given year Community Diversity The Community Diversity Committee provides educational programming and works on long term policy initiatives pertaining to areas of racial ethnic socioeconomic and theological diversity specifically in representing these policy issues to the faculty and administration Technology and Finance The Technology and Finance Committee provides services and works on long term policy initiatives pertaining to issues such as financial aid college budgeting and spending endowment buildings and facilities the use of technology and college policy regarding technology and allocation of funds to special interest groups on campus Student Care The Student Care Committee provides educational programming and works on long term policy initiatives pertaining to physical and mental health spiritual well being academic support services disabilities services and a host of other issues surrounding personal wholeness Student Government Meet the 2015 16 Student Government Board More Academic Grants Apply for an Academic Grant This longstanding SG program awards funding to undergrad students who present at academic conferences More Student Government

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