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:

  • Anthropology
  • Folklore
  • Sociology

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.

 

Career opportunities

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
  • Law
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Cultural heritage preservation and promotion
  • Cultural tourism
  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Criminology/Policing

Sample program for first year

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
English 1000English 1001
electivedesignated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course
Folklore 1000Anthropology 1031
Sociology 1000

3 credit hours in electives

elective

3 credeit hours in electives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact:
arobinson@grenfell.mun.ca
www.grenfell.mun.ca/academics-and-research/Pages/Bachelor-of-Arts/Social-Cultural-Studies.aspx

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca