2017-18 Catalog

Academic Opportunities

Centers for 21st Century Inquiry

Bryn Mawr’s interdisciplinary centers encourage innovation and collaboration in research, teaching and learning. The two interrelated centers are designed to bring together scholars from various fields to examine diverse ways of thinking about areas of common interest, creating a stage for constant academic renewal and transformation.

Flexible and inclusive, the centers help ensure that the College’s curriculum adapts to changing circumstances and evolving methods and fields of study. Through research and internship programs, fellowships and public discussions, the centers foster links among scholars in different fields, between the College and the world around it, and between theoretical and practical learning.

The Center for the Social Sciences was established to respond to the need for stronger linkages and cooperation among the social sciences at Bryn Mawr College. Uniting all the social sciences under an inclusive umbrella, the center provides opportunities for consideration of broad substantive foci within the fundamentally comparative nature of the social science disciplines, while engaging different disciplinary lenses on a variety of issues.

The Center for Visual Culture is dedicated to the study of visual forms and experience of all kinds, from ancient artifacts to contemporary films and computer-generated images. It serves as a forum for explorations of the visual aspect of the natural world as well as the diverse objects and processes of visual invention and interpretation around the world.