As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
The more we know about the world around us, the more likely we are to succeed within it.
How do cultures maintain their unique identities at the same time they participate in the larger global arena? What effects have both colonialism and globalization had on cultural exchange? Why does it mean for me to become a global citizen?
The field of transcultural studies has emerged over the last 20 years, as an increasingly interconnected world demands new focus on the exchange between and among different cultures, rather than in-depth study of a single culture or its people. Emmanuel's transcultural studies minor is an exceptional complement any major. The program provides you with an opportunity to study the art, literature and religion, in other words, the cultural practices, of cultures throughout the world, but more specifically, cultural exchange between and among these cultures.
View the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
Requirements for a Minor in Transcultural Studies
Four additional courses are required. Three courses must be distributed among three of the four disciplines: art history; English; modern languages; and theology and religious studies. The remaining course may be taken from any of the four disciplines. Courses must be selected from the following list, or from approved offerings at other Colleges of the Fenway, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator:
THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES