Beyond the traditional majors in subject disciplines, you can also choose one of our innovative majors exclusively offered in LANS (no pre-requisites). These interdisciplinary majors integrate modules from across the five Colleges and engage with principles of justice – relating globally to the environment, to civil society, and cultural agenda, but seek to root themselves in local challenges and actions in order to make a tangible difference to the communities we live in.
Gender Studies is a broad interdisciplinary field of enquiry that crosses the arts, critical humanities, and social sciences, and that intersects with psychology and medicine. This Major draws on modules relating to gender and feminist theory, LGBT and queer studies, the private/public spheres, the body, media, postfeminism, gender identity, masculinity, class, and race. It encourages students to explore gender differences and the translation of difference into inequality – with the aim to enable students to engage with policy-making, activism and social justice work.
Sustainability defines and connects the complex of issues producing the twenty-first century’s greatest global and local challenges: the environment, cultures, politics, economics, nutrition, security, wellbeing. This Major draws on modules relating to any combination of sustainability challenges, and encourages students to understand sustainability as an evolving and complex topic within which interdisciplinary insight and capabilities are key features.