Book, Archive, and Museum (BAM)
The Book, Archive, and Museum (BAM) theme concentrates on the art of the printed word, including writing, book history, design, papermaking, bookbinding, digitization, conservation, preservation, and exhibition. To pursue this theme, you might take courses in the subject areas of Art, English, Public History, Creative Writing, and Chemistry. BAM courses are likely to include learning through making, close inspection of objects and texts, theoretical and historical training, and trips to area libraries, studios, museums, and archives. This theme can prepare you for a career as an archivist, curator, librarian, artist, writer, literary scholar, print-maker, conservator, public historian, and more.
Diversity and Intercultural Studies
A theme in Diversity & Intercultural Studies (DIS) allows you to gain exposure to diverse cultures, to study race and gender, and to immerse yourself in an international perspective. You might take courses that concentrate in the subject areas of Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and/or Asian Studies. This theme can prepare you for a variety of careers in our increasingly diverse world. Combining your interests in DIS with courses in Education, History Business, Corporate Communications, or Music Technology could be the ideal preparation for careers in education, government, and the private sector.
Civic and Community Engagement
A theme in Civic & Community Engagement enables you to extend your education beyond the classroom through engagement in socially meaningful community projects. You might take courses that concentrate in the subject areas of Education, Sociology, History, Corporate Communications, American Studies, Policy, and/or Democracy, plus an internship or supervised fieldwork out in the community. This theme prepares you for careers in public service, public policy, government, non-profits and advocacy, social activism, and community education.
Religion, Philosophy, and Consciousness
A theme in Religion, Philosophy, and Consciousness opens up whole new worlds of introspection and insight. This theme is for deep thinkers interested in how the mind works and what its possibilities are. You might take courses that concentrate in the subject areas of Religious Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Information Science & Technology. You might add electives in Yoga, Meditation, Performing Arts, or other embodied practices. This theme can prepare you for a variety of careers in chaplaincy, psychology, cognitive science, and the arts.