Studies & Degrees in Social and Cultural Analysis
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The complexity of the human society and how they evolve is truly a marvel as nobody can say exactly where it is heading. Human society is usually dictated by several factors like technological advances, religion, geography, form of government and the economy. All these factors play a major role, and depending on how the collective consciousness of the people in a particular place, region, country or continent mixes these factors would then result into a unique culture. Predicting a culture like let’s say 5 years from now for any particular place would be impossible to predict as no one knows which technological advances would be in place, which philosophical thinking would be in everyone’s minds, what kind of change the geography might shape into, what form of government would be adopted or what the economy will be during that time. However, if people cannot predict exactly how a culture will evolve, the closest thing right now is that experts on this area of study can explain why a present culture has evolved as such through a field of study called Social and Cultural Studies. By learning how a particular society evolved through analysis of its history and existing social norms and mores, then they could have a basis for inference on what likely would be the cultural profile of a particular city, country or continent in the near future in the absence of new factors.
This course is designed not only to give an insight to the behavioral patterns of a particular culture as a whole but its parts as well. This means that Social and Cultural Analysis Studies would be looking at the interaction of individuals, group of people, institutions like a church or government, economies and environments as well. Emphasis on concepts like labor studies, critical race theory, feminism and queer studies, ethnic studies along with developments on urbanization, immigration and emigration and identity formations on a past and present perspective.
Students of this course will be given a field of specialization to choose from. Currently, there are 6 programs to major in and these are Gender and Sexuality Studies, Metropolitan Studies, Latino Studies, African Studies, American Studies, and Asian/Pacific Studies.
Graduates of this versatile course would not have a hard time looking for future employment as they could fit in into a lot of job descriptions. Those who can have a degree on Social and Cultural Studies can become an Arts director or administrator, an activist, journalist and editors, environmentalist, health administrator, could pursue to become lawyers, academicians, museum curators, political analyst, policy analysts, public administrators, social workers and urban planners. Of course, the further studies one take, the more opportunities will come and the more superior remuneration package one could demand. The usual employers of graduates of Cultural and Social Studies find themselves employed mostly by non-profit organizations, NGOs and government agencies. Social and Cultural Studies graduates or even students would also be in the best position right now to take advantage on the current rage happening on the internet, the social phenomenon called blogging. Writing about current events and their social impact to any culture and society would surely be a hit in search engine optimization as people would always be clamoring for explanations even for non-trivial things like why the Tamagochi, the digital pet, became a hit among Japanese kids only or why Barney, even though not cute, has such an appeal to toddlers.