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Hampshire College's concentration in Africana Studies (also known as Black Studies) takes a global approach to the study of African and African descendant life, experience, and culture.
The Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning Program is an interdisciplinary academic program connecting students, faculty, staff, and the larger community. CYL promotes critical thinking about how children and youth grow, change, create, and learn in the context of larger social structures and cultural practices.
The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program is a national campus-based reproductive rights and justice program that is dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters.
Community Partnerships offers community-based internship opportunities, summer internship opportunities, training seminars, and a variety of resources to strengthen students' social justice organizing skills.
Hampshire's interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program (ESSP) includes environmental science; ecology; sustainable agriculture; conservation; technology and design; and sustainable communities.
The goal of the Global Migrations program is to develop a transnational, community-based model of teaching and learning that engenders not only global literacy, but a sense of cosmopolitan citizenship.
Recognizing that law, legal processes, and concepts are integrally involved in political, social, environmental, economic, scientific, and other issues, Hampshire College has given legal studies a significant place in its curriculum.
The Hampshire-based Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) is a multidisciplinary educational program designed to stimulate student and faculty interest in the study of critical international issues, especially those connecting issues of conflict and the environment.
PopDev challenges traditional views of over-population and immigration as primary causes of environmental degradation, political instability, and poverty, and promotes social, reproductive and environmental justice.