EDGE is Educating for Diversity and Global Engagement!

What is EDGE?

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences EDGE program is for ALL CAHSS students.  Given the new College’s global and diverse curriculum, and its expansion into more and more experiential learning activities, the College emphasizes and makes increasingly available to its students a number of distinctive educational opportunities.

First is our extensive global curriculum. The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers UCA’s students the most diverse curriculum on campus. As part of the university’s Core general education program, we offer courses in Anthropology, Asian History, World Literature, World Religions, World Philosophies, and Cultural Studies, to name a few.  In our degree programs, students study international relations, comparative politics, languages, and literatures from across the world, Asian philosophy and religion, modern African history, and modern Japan.

Second, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science is offering an increasing number of opportunities for students to engage in “experiential learning.”

  • Students can gain valuable cultural experience by participating in study abroad courses and in domestic study away experiences.
  • They can gain valuable professional experience in internships. We have a formal institutional agreement with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Contact the Internship Coordinators in your major department for more information.
  • Students can gain valuable knowledge and skills working on undergraduate research projects with professors. There are opportunities to present research at professional conferences and publish in academic journals.
  • Finally, students can participate in service-learning and civic engagement activities as part of a select number of classes.

For more information about particular courses or activities, contact the specific departments in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

EDGE Funding: Students majoring in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences can apply for funding to support an EDGE activity, be it a research project, a service-learning activity, a study abroad opportunity, or an internship.

APPLY for EDGE Funding!