Experiental Learning Practicum
The Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI) supports the Experiential Learning Practicum offered by the Russian Studies Program. The practicum course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience conducting oral histories fieldwork at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and engaging in a much needed community service benefiting Russian-speaking elders.
For more information, please visit our Experiential Learning Practicum page.
The Program in Comparative Literature and Culture (COML) engages the study of literatures and cultures within and across national boundaries. It comprises the comparative analysis of literary and cultural texts not only in relation to genres, forms, and movements but within the larger context of social discourse and cultural practices.
The European Cultural Studies Program (ECS) offers students the opportunity to study English and continental literature in translation in conjunction with one or more related disciplines: fine arts, history, music, philosophy, politics, sociology and theater arts. ECS is for those students who feel intellectually adventurous, who want to explore the interrelationships of literature with various other disciplines in order to gain a broader perspective of what constitutes "culture."
The International and Global Studies Program (IGS) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the chance to understand the complex processes of globalization that today so profoundly affect politics, economics, culture, society and the environment.
The mission of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI) is to galvanize the Russian-speaking Jewish community around the world by empowering young adults to actively engage in Jewish life, nurturing a cadre of effective communal professionals and strengthening the field of Russian Jewish studies. BGI programs are built on three pillars of impact: community engagement, research and scholarship, and professional development.