Social and Cultural Studies
Why study social/cultural studies at Grenfell?
Grenfell's social/cultural studies is expansive. In Grenfell's social/cultural studies program, you'll encounter local and global issues, you’ll study communication and mass media, explore cultural practices, beliefs and customs, and the changing role of gender in culture. We invite you into this vast interactive realm where culture and society are probed in their present-day and historical forms from three distinct and yet complementary perspectives:
These three areas share an emphasis on the personal experience of culture and rely on the ethnographic method – an approach that helps you understand the world from the perspective of the people you are studying.
There are opportunities for field research under the mentorship of your professors. You can study at our campus in Harlow, England, where you will have the opportunity to explore things such as the culture of architecture from rural housing to castles, and the significance of art and material culture. View a sample four-year schedule.
You will also have the opportunity to take courses such as:
- Folklore and popular culture
- Cultural crises and the environment
- Social and cultural aspects of health and illness
- Graphic novel
- Supernatural folklore
A fourth-year independent project will allow you to answer your own big question. Others have researched gender stereotyping in children’s literature and men who participate in recreational ballet, among others.
There are many career opportunities for graduates of our social / cultural studies program, including:
- Social research
- Governmental and non-governmental organizations
- Social policy
- Healthcare and medicine (e.g. Occupational health and safety)
- Community and rural development
- Public relations
- Cultural heritage preservation and promotion
- Cultural tourism
- Social work
- Human resources
|Fall Semester||Winter Semester|
|English 1000||English 1001|
|elective||designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course|
|Folklore 1000||Anthropology 1031|
3 credit hours in electives
3 credeit hours in electives