So it is official everyone, the boss lady has approved two new minor-minor combinations for the BALS Program here at Oakland University, and I must say they are some awesome combos….Where were these options when I was an undergrad?
The latest and greatest minor-minor combos involve Public Relations and Journalism, and Cinema Studies and Journalism….these new combinations allow students to explore fields of study that can lead them into new and different jobs…. the kinks are still being worked out on required classes, but they are coming along nicely. SO EXCITING!
Here at Oakland University we have many options for career paths, but in my personal opinion, there are some major opportunities being missed! Thats where our fabulous department comes in. Liberal Studies offers a variety of Minor-Minor Interdisciplinary Combinations for students looking peruse areas of studies that may not be offered in other areas at Oakland University.
I am thinking of a few career options that OU has missed that I would love to make apart of interdisciplinary sector….
If you have any ideas feel free to share! Ill keep you posted on whats to come!!
Its officially the first full week of classes at Oakland University, thanks to the wonderful winter weather we have received here in Michigan. Just wanted to say WELCOME BACK OAKLAND UNIVERSITY! The BALS Department had a lot of new and exciting things planned for 2014. Fingers Crossed we could be having events that include awesome topics such as; Steampunk, Comics, and Gaming….
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This weeks amazing topic is one of my favorites, not only does it involve Creativity and Self Expression its all about how women’s self expression and empowerment has transformed to levels none of us could have seen coming
women in Hip Hop
Women have come so far in todays world and are not scared to let the world what they have to offer, we are no longer seen as these dainty, flowery, women who are only meant to produce children and cook. One of the newest forms of self expression and empowerment for women is through music… Hip Hop and Rap are our main examples this week… The Foundation is a local Detroit Club and institution that features women within the Hip Hop industry
Check it out, this brings Creativity and Empowerment to a whole new level…
Our newest and most awesome class at Oakland University (if I do say so myself) would have to be LBS 100, this is a whole class based on the premise of DEATH! Granted this is mildly morbid, death is apart of our lives weather we like it or not, people die, pets die, and theres nothing we can really do about it. In LBS 100 there is a far more positive and educational spin on this particular topic though, and since death is apart of all our lives I decided to take a little more interesting approach to the topic of death this week. Death in relation to the music industry, Sorry I wont be looking at all the dead rock stars, maybe next week, but here are 25 killer songs related to death!
B.I.G 1994 Ready to Die
R. Kelly 2000 I Wish
The Smiths 1986 There’s a Light That Never Goes Out
Bob Dylan 1973 Knockin’ on Heavens Door
50 Cent 2003 Many Men (Death Wish)
Funkadelic 1971 Maggot Brain
Queen 1991 The Show Must Go On
Modest Mouse 2004 Ocean Breathes Salty
Bone thugs-n-Harmony 1995 Tha Crossroads
Are you attempting to become more interdisciplinary? Well, here are seven tips on being Interdisciplinary.(attached is the full site as well)
1. Denaturalize your own thought processes.
2. Be prepared to speak up and ask very specific questions.
3. Approach your interactions with colleagues in other fields as part of your pedagogical
4. Use this experience to stock your “brain-attic.”
5. Look for the commonalities between fields that appear radically different.
6. Build a mentoring network of both professors and peers.
7. Know that this will be a humbling experience.