The Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation Program is open to all Brandeis undergraduates.
Students in the minor are required to take 5.5 courses, including CAST 150b, "Introduction to Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation," which should be taken as early in their studies as possible. They must complete the four additional courses from a list of electives (at least one of these four electives must be a course designated as a “core elective” in the minor), including at least one each from the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, and the School of Creative Arts. In addition, completion of the minor requires a two-credit capstone practicum, either CAST 181b, "Ethics of Community Engagement Capstone Practicum," offered every fall semester, or CAST 189a, "Capstone Project Design Practicum," offered every spring semester. The capstone practicum is normally taken after completing all five required four-credit courses for the minor, or in the same semester that the students will complete those requirements.
For complete information on the requirements for the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation minor, see the Online University Bulletin.
“As I came to know Brandeis students, I realized how many of them were interested in both contributing to social justice and cultivating their talents as artists.”
Professor Cynthia Cohen