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Degree: Master of Arts
Transfer up to 6 credits
Min Time: 18 months (3 terms)
Start Dates: Apr & Oct
Option to start in Jan or July
The History & Culture major is a big tent holding many possibilities for fields of study, questions to ask, approaches to take. We find ourselves with interests from a wide range of disciplines: religious studies, anthropology, historical studies, area and cultural studies, archeology, women’s studies, art history, peace and justice studies, and many more. Some of us are interested in postmodern theory, others in language, others in social history or feminist scholarship, and still others in ethnography, to name a few. The range of topics and approaches enhances our larger conversation and stimulates thoughts that we might not have otherwise had!
In our core Disciplinary Foundations course, we guide students through three levels of learning:
A hallmark of our program’s philosophy is the value of the intersection of theory and practice, so experiential learning is embedded in our program design. While the coursework is conducted entirely online, students are encouraged to apply their learning to real world experience during their Application courses. For this component, you might travel or visit an archive, museum, education center, or site pertaining to your area of interest. You might have an informal conversation with a historian, an archeologist, a religious leader, or an activist. Our students have used this class to develop lesson plans for their own students, to do internships in museums, to write a children’s book, and to write college syllabi for classes that they will propose at their local community college after they complete their degree.
Students enroll in our online program for a variety of reasons: for career change or advancement, as a foundation for doctoral research, or simply to fulfill a lifelong dream and engage in the joy of learning.