Welcome to the Education / Culture / Research Community
Sharing knowledge, developing understanding, exploring social theories and norms and helping others comprehend them are just some of the skills encompassed in the work done by people interested in this community. Whether in classrooms, museums, field sites, hospitals, laboratories, think tanks, the comfort of home or online, these types of jobs go beyond geographical and physical boundaries.
Students who are interested in the social science aspects of healthcare will find opportunities here. Those interested in societies, cultures, and what makes them function, both historically and currently, and who want to share an understanding of the world with others may find a good fit in museum or historical preservation work. Whether working in a history museum or creating public spaces that respect or showcase historical features, this is a creative space for history buffs and artists alike. Possible job titles include curator, exhibit developer, designer, conservator, educator, researcher, archaeologist, fundraiser, grant writer, and many others.
To explore this field, you can take courses that will provide you with knowledge and skills in:
- Technical design
- Critical, analytical and creative thinking
- Problem solving
- Effective communication skills
- Teamwork and leadership
- Diversity, equity and inclusion
- Disciplinary knowledge for various curriculum areas
In the Relevant Courses section below are a few examples of relevant SBS courses, but we urge you to talk to your major/departmental advisor and explore available courses in SPIRE. Remember not to constrain yourself to classes within your major. Check SPIRE for full course descriptions and availability. These are abbreviated descriptions, and details may change at the discretion of the instructor. Courses may not be offered every semester.
Also in this section are some relevant non-academic Linkedin Learning courses that you can take for free, compliments of UMass.
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