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  • About | Whittier College
    here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies About About On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Program Requirements Students begin with an introductory course on globalization that explores the concept from multiple points of view historic political economic sociological and interrogates its impact on particular countries and cultures Students should select their concentration in the sophomore year as this decision will guide all other curricular decisions including the selection of the methods course electives cultural immersion units and the paper in the major In the junior year students in the major will participate in a cultural immersion experience preferably a semester long study abroad in order to get first hand knowledge of their area of concentration A senior capstone seminar enables students to integrate study abroad cultural immersion experience with their culminating research project Guidelines for the Major in Global and Cultural Studies The Global Cultural Studies major requires a maximum of 39 credits leaving opportunity for a complementary second major Many of the courses within the GCS major can also meet the requirements for the second major as well as satisfy Liberal Education requirements Requirements 1 Introduction to Globalization GCS 100 3 credits 2 Two intermediate courses 6 credits Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ANTH 210 And one of the following Comparative Politics PLSC 140 International Relations PLSC 220 Macro Economics ECON 200 3 Methods course 3 credits appropriate to area of concentration Select from the following Cultural Studies Field Research Methods Crossing Cultural Boundaries ANTH SOC 311 Historical Methods HIST 380 HIST 280 or equivalent required Political Methodology PLSC 280 PLSC 110 140 or 220 or equivalent required Approaches to Social Research SOC SOWK 310 SOC 100 or equivalent required 4 Electives in area of concentration 12 credits six of which may be taken while studying abroad Because of the multiple options available to the students within this interdisciplinary major it is important that concentrations and electives be made in consultation with an advisor Three courses must be at the 300 level or higher Guidelines for this process are below National transnational Institutions electives Introduction to International Relations PSC 220 required Three courses from the departments of business economics sociology political science religion or history No more than two courses should be taken in any one department Culture electives one course from ANTH Peoples of the World series required Three courses from either the arts philosophy religion politics and economics or comparative studies No more than two course should be taken in any one department Geographical area electives Study abroad will be in that geographical area and three electives should focus on that region each of which should be chosen from a different disciplinary perspective i e history political science philosophy arts etc Issues electives Students should select four classes relevant to their particular interest no more than two in any given department 5 Cultural immersion study abroad 12 credits Ideally students in the major will study off campus their junior year either abroad in their region

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  • Study Abroad | Whittier College
    a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies Study Abroad Study Abroad On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments GCS strongly encourages study abroad as an integral part of the major Study abroad opens students to world views value systems codes of behavior religious systems and uses of symbolic language that challenge them to rethink their own world view and preconceptions Being overseas students are naturally displaced by culture and language which creates a sense of not fitting in within the new cultural context This is invaluable to students as they come to a deeper understanding of the tensions of conflicting subcultures against the hegemonic culture and what it must mean to live as a minority within another society Concentration where study abroad is required Regional Studies Students in the regional concentration MUST study abroad Usually this means a full semester of study In order to be approved for study abroad the student must fulfill institutional criteria and maintain eligibility If you are unable to do so please consider concentrations that include domestic immersion experiences DOMESTIC IMMERSION PROGRAMS There may by occasions when students may not be able to study abroad or when their program of study would benefit from a domestic immersion experience Concentrations where a domestic immersion experience is permitted or perhaps even recommended 1 National Transnational Institutions For students in this concentration who would benefit from domestic internships the requirements are that the student Take 12 credits of internship

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  • Alumni Spotlight | Whittier College
    Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity Although I spent a good amount of my time with each of these things I was most heavily involved in the theater department and I couldn t be happier about it I had part of my work study devoted to the scene shop worked backstage on a handful of shows and performed in several more What first attracted you to Whittier College I heard about Whittier College through my high school college counselor Originally from a small town in Virginia I told her that I wanted to experience a drastically different lifestyle and location without sacrificing the sense of community so strongly rooted in my upbringing and hometown I did my research looked at Whittier s website checked out stats on Princeton Review and finally visited I can t say exactly what it was that made me realize that I wanted to go to Whittier but I knew as soon as I stepped on campus that I was the right amount of comfortable and curious to feel at home in that intellectual environment Why did you choose to study Global Cultural Studies I chose GCS because it is inherently interdisciplinary I knew that I wanted to focus my studies on a particular topic the use of performance in revolutions of the Black Diaspora and saw that GCS would allow me to take a smattering of classes from anthropology history political science and more Plus the professors at Whittier are absolutely incredible Because of GCS I was able to take classes with so many more than I would have if I had majored in a more specifically designed discipline Describe your experience at Whittier College What was your favorite class My Whittier College experience is multifaceted It doesn t just consist of events and people directly related to campus or the surrounding Whittier area My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research I was privileged enough to study abroad for a semester in Ghana and then follow that up with a summer there because of my Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Later after graduation I went with two of my favorite professors Danilo Lozano and José Ortega to Havana Cuba for an ethnomusicology research trip To put it bluntly my experience at Whittier College was awesome I had ideas I presented those ideas to the appropriate professors or clubs or boards and I worked as hard as I could to reach my goals which often resulted in these fantastic international opportunities I can t imagine picking a favorite class Like I said earlier the GCS major enabled me to look at a list of classes and say These four or five classes look like they were made for me I m going to take them I took four years of my favorite classes at Whittier What was your first job after Whittier What are you currently up to How has your Whittier education benefitted you professionally Throughout my college career I worked for a spectacular education

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  • Preview of Courses | Whittier College
    Studies Slider Perspectives and Points of View Offered at Whittier as both a major and minor Global Cultural Studies GCS explores the world of the 21st century Learn more Time Abroad As part of the GCS program majors are encouraged to go abroad to participate in a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies Preview of Courses Preview of Courses On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Global Cultural Studies program For a comprehensive list of courses please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog GCS 100 Introduction to Globalization Using the general theme of globalization as the organizing principle the course will introduce students to the players i e cultures states other actors such as NGOs and international organization etc that are affected by and in turn affect globalization how they make decisions and who is affected by those decisions and the interaction between and among these various actors The course will include the study of a number of specific topics and cases chosen each semester to allow exploration of globalization issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives Intermediate Courses ECON 200 Principles of Economics Macroeconomic s The problem of scarcity theory of national income and employment policy applications to problems of employment inflation and business fluctuations introduction to money and banking monetary and fiscal policy One semester 3 credits ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology

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  • Faculty | Whittier College
    Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Global Cultural Studies Slider Perspectives and Points of View Offered at Whittier as both a major and minor Global Cultural Studies GCS explores the world of the 21st century Learn more Time Abroad As part of the GCS program majors are encouraged to go abroad to participate in a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies Faculty Faculty On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Program Coordinator Jason A Carbine C Milo Connick Chair of Religious Studies Director PI Whittier LIASE Asia and Environment Program Department of Religious Studies 562 907 4339 jcarbine whittier edu Visit faculty page Concentration Advisors CULTURE David Iyam Associate Professor of Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Platner Hall 214 562 907 4893 diyam whittier edu Visit faculty page Jason Carbine Associate Professor of Religious Studies Platner Hall 112 562 907 4200 x4339 jcarbine whittier edu Visit faculty page NATIONAL TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Joyce P Kaufman Director Center for Engagement with Communities Professor of Political Science 562 907 4808 jkaufman whittier edu Visit faculty page Lana Nino Associate Professor of Business Administration Accounting Hoover Hall 124 562 907 4915 lnino whittier edu Visit faculty page ISSUES Joyce P Kaufman Director Center for Engagement with Communities Professor of Political Science 562 907 4808 jkaufman whittier edu Visit faculty page GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS Jason Carbine Associate

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  • Research & Fieldwork | Whittier College
    Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Global Cultural Studies Slider Perspectives and Points of View Offered at Whittier as both a major and minor Global Cultural Studies GCS explores the world of the 21st century Learn more Time Abroad As part of the GCS program majors are encouraged to go abroad to participate in a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies Research Fieldwork Research Fieldwork On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments At Whittier College our student body works in close active collaboration with professors who are leaders in their fields Together this team of learners conducts research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and inquiry For example select students support faculty members with their professional academic investigations At other times it is the faculty which assists the efforts of students in pursuing groundbreaking new research As a result of these experiences and with confidence in their own abilities Whittier students regularly go on to participate in conferences such as the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research and other academic conclaves across the nation Students further interact with faculty members in programs that are part of

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  • Internships & Fellowships | Whittier College
    Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Global Cultural Studies Slider Perspectives and Points of View Offered at Whittier as both a major and minor Global Cultural Studies GCS explores the world of the 21st century Learn more Time Abroad As part of the GCS program majors are encouraged to go abroad to participate in a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies Internships Fellowships Internships Fellowships On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Internships At Whittier College education goes beyond the confines of campus Here we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement and so getting out into the community is crucial for intellectual and character growth Whittier s location in Southern California close to Los Angeles and Orange County gives students internship opportunities that will help them gain crucial business training and experience valuable for their post Whittier lives Industries ranging from entertainment to finance aerospace to bioengineering and more all call Southern California home Civic involvement is immensely important at Whittier College as well Our Center for Engangement with Communities brings together faculty students and staff from all sectors of the College to partner with non profit organizations and local government in Whittier and the neighboring communities Learn more about the internship process at the Center for Career Planning Internships And to locate volunteer opportunities in and around Whittier College please visit the Center for Engagement

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  • After Whittier | Whittier College
    world of the 21st century Learn more Time Abroad As part of the GCS program majors are encouraged to go abroad to participate in a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies After Whittier After Whittier On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Global Cultural Studies majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them Alumni who enter the professional arena have taken jobs in fields that include education law communications public service and tourism and for development and government agencies both in the U S and abroad See what our alumni are up to Colleen Daly 12 Educator East Hampton NY I chose GCS because it is inherently interdisciplinary I knew that I wanted to focus my studies on a particular topic the use of performance in revolutions of the Black Diaspora and saw that GCS would allow me to take a smattering of classes from Anthropology History Political Science and more Plus the professors at Whittier are absolutely incredible Because of GCS I was able to take classes with so many more than I would have if I had majored in a more specifically designed discipline Read more Melanie K Abe 10 Field Representative Office of Representative Julia Brownley CA 26 When I was young I wanted to be able to understand how laws and policies were created in order to help the less fortunate populations in my community From there I became interested in the ways in which

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