Resources for CAST Instructors

CAST Program Governance

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? 

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 creative writing wall

Images: "Broadsides to Brandeis": Opening of the CAST/Creative Writing Gallery Wall, featuring; At right, CAST minor Zoe Rose '20. Photo Credits: Thomas King 


Cross-Listing Courses with CAST: Guidelines for Instructors

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. 

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Guidelines on Cross-Listing Courses and Developing Core Courses with CAST

cast-student-and-professor-discuss-exhibit.jpgProf. Elizabeth Bradfield (right) with student.
Photo Credit: Thomas King


For additional information, see the overview of the CAST program and our Objectives and Learning Goals.