Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies

The Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies Path of Study guides you from introductory to advanced work within the field. It helps you plan which programs you might take as you progress, while providing breadth, depth, and consistency throughout your time here at Evergreen.

Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

About Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies

This Path studies people and communities, past and present, and what they do, think and make. Study history, culture, anthropology, literature, languages, philosophy, religion, sociology, psychology, art history, and the lives of people in the United States and around the globe.

  • Learn to closely read texts, images and objects
  • Get hands-on, field-based learning
  • Explore interdisciplinary scholarly frameworks and critical analyses
  • Study of the environmental and political contexts we live in, and closely examine structures of oppression and methods of resistance as they engage with issues of identity.

Immerse yourself in cultures, communities, and arts both through local, community-based internships and projects, and through study-abroad experiences around the world. Discover how language studies are integral to the understanding of the interconnectedness of peoples, ideas and cultures. You’ll be inspired to be a deeper thinker and more engaged in an ever-changing world. The skills you’ll gain in this Path of Study will equip you for success in a wide variety of careers.

Foundational programs

Foundational programs in the Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies Path teach general skills such as writing, critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary thinking, library research, critical reading of texts, and group collaboration. They also give you specific prerequisites needed for upper-division programs. Foundational programs are taught every year.

Foundational Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Highway 101 Revisited: History, Literature, Music and Ecology
Krotscheck, Eltantawi (Almighty Gods)
Foundational Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Social Animal: Foundations in Social Inquiry
Social Animal: Foundations in Social Inquiry
Dangerous Readings
Foundational Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Modernity and its Discontents
In Sickness and in Health
Culture, Self, and Healing
Taste: Cultural Sensibilities in Music and Food
Foundational Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Mythology and Music
Culture, Self and Healing
Culture, Self and Healing
Culture, Self and Healing
Foundations in Literary Arts and Theory: Structures and Strictures
Foundational Programs for 2023–24
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Bringing out the Dead

Advanced programs

Advanced programs in the Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies Path typically offer two or more of the following:

  • Develop a research plan and carry out that research
  • Learn skills in cultural and textual analysis
  • Explore all forms of written work, including in other languages
  • Practice different modes of writing
  • Collaborate in a group on a variety of projects
  • Present the results of your research formally and informally

Advanced work in this area may also include a study abroad program, a capstone project, individual learning contracts, or internships.

Advanced Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
From the Earth: Advanced Section
SOS: Learning, Education, Schooling
SOS: Walking
Islamic Modernity in Global Perspective
Capstone in Psychology
Advanced Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
American Literature and community service
Philosophy and Beckett
Multicultural Counseling
Consciousness, Dreams and Beliefs
Advanced Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
American Literature and community service
Ruins
Capstone in the Humanities
Advanced Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Critical Race Theory and Research
Ruins
American Literature and community studies
Food Fictions: From Hungry Ghosts to Hunger as Big Business
Capstone in the Humanities
Advanced Programs for 2023–24
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Multicultural Counseling
Critical Race Theory and Research