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Beyond the Classroom

As a student in the Department of Society, Culture, and Language, you can participate in numerous real-world opportunities, including Applied Capstone Experiences and a variety of study abroad opportunities.

Applied Capstone Experiences

There are three different ways to fulfill the applied capstone experiences:

Internship

You may take between 9 and 16 credits to complete this ACE. Students may select from more than 800 sites in the departmental database. This learning opportunity should parallel your area of interest and help you gain experience, skills and knowledge of how systems work and how to develop options in a given field.

 

Thesis

You may take between 9 and 16 credits to complete this ACE. The thesis should build on the work you have done in the Sociology major. This academic work should prepare you for graduate study in disciplines that have been incorporated into your study.

Study Abroad

It typically takes 15-16 credits to complete a study abroad experience. While studying in a foreign society and culture is important, the primary focus is to take courses from the new institution that will help you to develop your areas of interest as it relates to your major. In short, there needs to be an integrated social science experience that drives the study abroad learning as well as the opportunity to explore a new society and culture for this to be a successful experience. All study abroad experiences should first be cleared with the department chair to see if they qualify to meet the requirement for the capstone.

Study Abroad

Faculty-Led Travel Courses

UNE’s Global Education Program provides faculty-led short term travel courses that take you to Latin America and other regions of interest around the globe. Several of the trips fulfill the travel requirement you need to satisfy to earn a Latin American Studies minor. Several also fulfill the Global Citizenship core requirement.

First, you meet with faculty to academically and practically prepare for the trip through readings, lectures and coursework. Then, you travel during a semester break or over the summer. You may apply for a Global Education Scholarship to help offset your travel costs.

Travel Diaries

View photographs from travel courses led by Professor Steven Byrd to Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.

International Medical Missions

You may also opt to travel to Latin America as part of the IMM(UNE) club, which conducts medical volunteer missions in places like Guatemala and Ecuador.

Intramurals

The mission of the Intramural Sports program is to provide fun and safe activities for the UNE community for the purpose of promoting growth and development, positive interpersonal relationships, and healthy lifestyles. The UNE Intramural Sports program offers all undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and professional staff 22+ opportunities to engage in a wide variety of recreational activities. These activities are open to men and women and include both team and individual sport activities.