The College of Arts and Sciences houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Students in the college can choose a major or minor from almost 60 undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. In addition, the college offers graduate programs in several fields where small size and special expertise allow it to make a distinctive contribution to advanced education and research.
The college is organized into 21 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs and centers, including Childhood Studies, International Studies, Evolutionary Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, and Women’s Studies. Undergraduates as well as graduate students are encouraged to conduct independent research, in their chosen fields or related ones, within the college, in other units of the university, or in nearby medical and cultural institutions. The academic experience can extend into the community in the form of service-learning projects as well as internships in research institutions, businesses, cultural institutions, and governmental agencies.
The Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Art History and Art Departments at Case Western Reserve University have joined together in collaboration for the “Data Science in Art: Discerning the Painter’s Hand”.
A team of researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences recently received a two-year, $200,000 pilot grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for the project “Psychosocial Impacts of Navigating Care Transitions on Caregivers of People with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).”
As a part of Dean Joy K. Ward’s efforts to enhance the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary course offerings, faculty members from multiple departments will combine their expertise to provide three new classes this summer.
Two children’s picture books by Thrity Umrigar, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English, have received positive reviews. Sugar in Milk (Running Press) received starred reviews from BookPage, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal. It’s also an Amazon Editors’ pick Binny’s Diwali (Scholastic) came out in September and receive a strong review in BookList.’
The latest issue of art/sci magazine features an interview with Dean Joy K. Ward, who discusses her aspirations for the College of Arts and Sciences. The issue also highlights physicist-turned-data scientist Travis Brooks (CWR ’97); Radhika Atit, professor in the Department of Biology; and Angela Hein Ciccia, associate professor in the Communication Sciences Program in the Department of Psychological Sciences.