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 2018-2019 Academic Catalog to learn more about course numbers, titles and descriptions
Requirements for a Minor in Transcultural Studies
- PHIL1201 Global Ethics
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.
- ART2204 From Globalization to Transnationalism: Art in the Contact Zone (AI-A)
- ENGL2105 Contemporary Latin American Fiction (AI-L)
- ENGL2417 Literature of the Black Atlantic (AI-L)
- ENGL3605 Global Literature and Film
- LANG2416 Latin American Peoples and Cultures (AI-L)
- LANG2417 Hispanic Culture and Language Through Film
- LANG2664 The Arab World Through its Literature (AI-L)
THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- THRS2154 India: Religion, Culture and Justice (R)
- THRS2201 War, Peace and Religion (R)
- THRS2208 Global Christianity (RCT)
- THRS2217 Women in World Religions (R)
- THRS2305 South Africa: Ethics, Religion and Global Health (RCT)
- THRS3203 Religions in Conflict and Dialogue (R)