Department Chair: Jameson Chace, Ph.D.
The Department of Cultural, Environmental, and Global Studies prepares students for solving complex problems in a rapidly evolving world. The Department’s majors emphasize the development of a sense of global responsibility and an understanding of the causes of social injustice. Through field research, study abroad, internships, and other opportunities, students acquire knowledge of how the world is shaped by economic, political, social, and environmental processes. Students are then able to apply this knowledge within their communities and careers in ways that reflect the mission of the Sisters of Mercy.
There are three majors offered in the department: Environmental Studies (B.A.), Global Studies (B.A.) and Sociology and Anthropology (B.A.), and five minors: Environmental Studies, Food Studies, Global Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. All these programs share four common Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify the ways in which local and international communities are affected by immigration, the environment, violence, racism, and/or gendered injustice.
- Evaluate multiple perspectives on contemporary issues at the local and global levels.
- Apply interdisciplinary research methodologies to solving unstructured problems.
- Create effective Mercy-based solutions to a specific environmental or sociocultural problem.
The University confers undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines:Minor
The University offers a number of single discipline and interdisciplinary minors which students may complete to enhance their education.
CoursesCultural, Environmental and Global StudiesEnvironmental StudiesGlobal StudiesSociology and AnthropologyWomen, Gender and Sexuality Studies