A major in social/cultural studies prepares students for a variety of post-degree options.
Some students choose to continue their studies at the graduate level in one of the three major disciplinary areas of the program: anthropology, folklore, or sociology. Others take professional training and become educators, business managers, or community centre administrators. Invariably, graduates from the social/cultural studies program work with and behalf of people. Because the program fosters a sense of curiosity concerning human behaviour, all students, irrespective of their post-graduate choices, are the richer for their studies.
See what some of our graduates are doing:
Victoria (Warren) Jones (2007) is the coordinator for the Western Regional Coalition to End Violence, based in Corner Brook, NL.
Jennifer Butler (2005) was the winner of the Breakwater Folklore Prize in 2005. After graduation, she received funding for graduate studies in sociology at the University of Windsor. Upon completion of her MA, Jennifer initially worked as Research Coordinator for the Labrador Métis Nation (LMN) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and then was promoted to Research Manager in August 2008. In April 2009, she accepted a position at the Labrador Institute of MUN.
Candice Pike (2008), the 2008 winner of the University Medal for Academic Excellence in social/cultural studies, was accepted into York University's MA Dance program, with an entrance offer of $14,000. For the 2009-2010 academic year she was awarded an SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $17,500 and was also offered a $15,000 Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her S/CS 4950 project, "Black Tights and Dance Belts" will appear in a forthcoming anthology on dance ethnography.
Melissa Squarey (2009-Sociology minor) received a $15,000 fellowship for graduate studies in sociology at Memorial University in St. John's, NL.
Andrew Bowers (2010), began a master in music (musicology) program at St. John's College, University of Oxford in the UK in fall 2010, and completed it in summer 2011.