Resources for CAST Instructors
Introduction: Principles of Engagement
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) builds connectivity among the three participating Divisions (our primary division, Creative Arts, alongside the Humanities and Social Sciences), the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, and other institutional entities such as the Heller School for Social Policy and Management (whose graduates may take our 100-level courses), the Rose Art Museum, and the Office of the Arts, through our shared interests in topics such as narrative/oral history, embodiment and movement, the preservation of cultural heritage, environmental and climate justice, the transformation of conflict and violence, and the public roles of artists, researchers, and critics in their communities. As a program administered by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, CAST must always engage key ethical questions of governance: What are the guiding principles for the ways in which we engage with each other?
Read more: CAST Program Governance
The minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) offers a coherent curriculum designed to support Brandeis undergraduates with interests in the arts and creative expression as well as commitments to understanding and advancing social justice and the transformation of conflict. Courses considered for credit toward the CAST minor will ideally fit several criteria.