Goucher's Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique new program. We teach our students how to work closely with individuals and communities to identify, protect, and enhance their important traditions, their ways of life, their cherished spaces, and their vital relationships to each other and the world.
In this era of increasing homogeneity and globalization, local history, traditions, and ways of life are among our most endangered resources and precious assets. By strengthening and building on the foundations of these resources-whether artistic, linguistic, musical, economic, or environmental-we can begin to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities around the world.
Our M.A. in Cultural Sustainability brings together knowledge from anthropology, history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, business and management, linguistics, and activism to teach students how to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures they care about most-whether it be an African village, an American inner-city neighborhood, a remote tribe in Asia, or a threatened public space just down the street. The discipline of cultural sustainability can be and will be applied wherever valued ways-of-life are at risk.
Connect with the MACS program
Fall 2016: Monday, May 23, 2016
We are excited to announce that MACS graduate student Jenna Winton ’17 has received the Graduate-level Julia Rogers Research Prize for her paper entitled “The Impact of the ‘Vanishing’ Image […]
The post Jenna Winton ’17 Receives Graduate-Level Julia Rogers Research Prize appeared first on Cultural Sustainability.
By M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Director Amy Skillman The MACS program is excited to announce that author and activist Arlene Goldbard will serve as the 2016 Final Judge for the […]
The post Arlene Goldbard to Serve as Judge for the 2016 Rory Turner Prize appeared first on Cultural Sustainability.
"The residency visits to Goucher College's beautiful campus are a great way to interact with professors and fellow students each year. The field trips are always interesting and fun. And since we know each other on a personal and professional level, it's easier to engage in group work and online discussions throughout the remainder of the year when we're all at home in our own communities."