Berkeley Changemaker: Humanists at Work intends to connect the work students do in arts and humanities classrooms to the social and professional worlds at large. We show how skills like critical thinking, analytic writing, persuasive speaking, original research, and project-management can translate into the workplace — be it in private industry, public service, entrepreneurial ventures, or the arts themselves. We endorse the passion, curiosity, and imagination that inspire students to explore the arts and humanities in the first place, and give them the confidence and vision to see how these inner qualities can result in substantial contributions to the world. Students leverage digital tools e. Designed to accelerate the development of social ventures from ideas sparked within Berkeley Changemaker courses , this class parallels the Big Ideas fall application process.
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But after spending two weeks immersed in intense business school learning in the B-BAY program, he was sold. Petcov, who returned to B-BAY this month as a program mentor, is one of more than 1, middle- and high-school students who have attended sessions over the past 10 years. B-BAY was first founded for middle school students in , and in began offering a residential session to high school students. It also opened the program to international students for the first time. Each year, the program focuses on an area of concern to the business world. This summer, the high school students in the critical thinking class will study issues around credit cards, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Established in through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs ICCTP seeks to document, connect, and support the new and various programs and projects that now represent critical theory across the globe. In our understanding, critical theory is a mode of interdisciplinary knowledge that seeks to describe, evaluate, and transform historical forms of injustice through collaborative means. Originally formulated in mid-twentieth century Europe in relation to the rise of fascism and new technological changes in society, it is now in the course of being renewed in light of recent global challenges, engendering new forms of critical theory and practice. The Consortium seeks to document and facilitate these newer collaborations and to provide an inclusive framework for critical theoretical work that takes experimental forms as it responds to contemporary crises that currently challenge intellectuals and artists throughout the globe.
Psychology as a scientific discipline aims to describe, understand, and predict the behavior of living organisms. In doing so, psychology embraces the many factors that influence behavior - from sensory experience to complex cognition, from the role of genetics to that of social and cultural environments, from the processes that explain behavior in early childhood to those that operate in older ages, and from normal development to pathological conditions. The Psychology Department at Berkeley reflects the diversity of our discipline's mission covering 6 key areas of research:. Despite the existence of these specialization areas, our program learning goals focus on fostering methodological, statistical and critical thinking skills that are not tied to any one particular content area in psychology but are relevant for all of them. Most of our program level goals are introduced in Psych 1 General Psychology , which is the only lower division psychology course that is a prerequisite for the major.