What is a Cluster?
A Cluster is simply a collection of courses that faculty have identified as doing something in common: covering similar topics or issues, addressing the same questions, offering overlapping ideas and approaches. Clusters involve a minimum of 4 programs or departments, and any number of courses from each.
Clusters are not credentialed—that is, you don’t get anything ‘official’ for following courses in a cluster. They’re simply a way for us in Arts to help you identify some of the areas of commonality and overlap between our many and varied programs and departments, identifying links that might not otherwise be obvious. Think of them as one possible roadmap through your Arts elective courses, allowing you to follow an interest from one course into other courses.
And check back often! We’ll be adding clusters constantly, as faculty identify connections and develop new courses.