What are the roots of injustice? How do we heal a world that is more connected, yet more divided, than ever?
The global engagement component of the Brandeis Core explores social, political, cultural and linguistic diversity in the United States and the world by focusing on three thematic areas, listed below.
- Analyze the historical and contemporary relationships between and within societies, institutions, regions and peoples in English-speaking North America and in the world at large.
- Understand dynamics of social difference, including power, privilege, prejudice, discrimination, inequality, injustice, identities and political and environmental changes.
- Understand the histories, cultures, expressions and experiences of historically marginalized peoples in the U.S. and in the world.
- Explore linguistic and cultural competence beyond one’s own culture.
Exploration, Understanding, Pluralism: Spring 2020 Courses
At Brandeis, you are encouraged to learn about a wide variety of human societies, cultures, and countries and about causes and consequences of differences among racial, ethnic, religious, and other groups. Listed below are a sampling of the Spring 2020 courses that address these issues; we hope that you will consider including some of them in your studies. They are grouped under “Religion, Race, and Culture,” “Global Perspectives,” and “Gender and Sexuality” though naturally many of the courses intersect these groupings. For additional course offerings, please refer to the registrar’s website.
2019-20 Faculty Committees
DEIS-US and DJW Committee
World Languages and Culture Committee
|Name||Language / Culture|
|Irina Dubinina, Chair||Russian|
|Elena Gonzalez Ros (Sabbatical Spring 2020)||Spanish|
|Kristen Turpin (Spring 2020)
|Kathrin Seidl (Sabbatical Spring 2020)||German|
|Eva Heinrich (Spring 2020)||German|
|J. Scott Van Der Meid||Study Abroad|
|Cheryl Walker||Greek, Latin|