Social/cultural studies

Grenfell's social/cultural studies program explores the rituals, norms, beliefs, conflicts, and traditions that underpin culture and society. By studying present and past cultural practices, and social and cultural shifts, students engage critically with important issues such as medical systems, the influences of mass media, global issues and trends, and the formation of group and personal identities. This program encourages students to learn about and contribute to contemporary debates on social and cultural issues that affect their daily lives and futures.

Why study social/cultural studies at Grenfell?

Grenfell's social/cultural studies provides you with a broad, multidisciplinary education in contemporary social and cultural phenomena.

Our practical fieldwork courses involve original field research with human participants, and provides a broad range of skills applicable to many areas of employment after graduation.

Sample first year

Each student is on their own individual learning path. The bachelor of arts with a major in social/cultural studies is comprised of 120 credit hours (40 courses). It is important that students work with an advisor to ensure suitable course selection and determine an appropriate course load as students have the option of doing up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) per semester.

Below is a sample first year chart with the recommended first year courses for bachelor of arts with a major in social/cultural studies:

Sociology 1000 Anthropology 1031
Folklore 1000 English 1001
Historical Studies 1000 Group C, quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective
English 1000 elective
elective elective

Career opportunities

  • social research
  • governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • healthcare and medicine
  • community and rural development
  • public relations
  • law
  • education
  • journalism
  • cultural heritage preservation and promotion
  • social work
  • human resources
  • criminology/policing

Contact information

For additional information, visit the School of Arts and Social Science or contact Dr. Angela Robinson.