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The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, one of the few interdisciplinary colleges in the nation, provides Grand Valley and the community with experiences, expertise, and programming that deepens our understanding of the world around us. The College does this through its innovative curriculum and by providing students with high-impact learning experiences like service learning projects, study abroad opportunities, internships, living and learning communities, and intensive writing and research opportunities.

Global Studies and Social Impact

Latino/a Studies Certificate

LEPS Certificate

Events

Human Rights Movie Night: "Blood Diamond"

Human Rights Movie Night: "Blood Diamond"

September 15, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Set amid the bloody 1999 civil war in Sierra Leone, Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this feature-length thriller about smugglers, child soldiers, torture victims and pervasive human rights violations within...

The Origins of Latino Grand Rapids: Community Building and Panethnic Identity Formation from the 1940s to the 1970s

The Origins of Latino Grand Rapids: Community Building and Panethnic Identity Formation from the 1940s to the 1970s

September 22, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Based on primary sources like church and jail records as well as oral histories, Fernández traces how and why Latinos came to West Michigan.  This lecture reveals how Latinos, namely Mexicans...

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

November 1, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mexican artist, Roli Mancera, will build the altar Bring a picture of a loved one who has passed away to place on the altar! In the lobby of the Honors College

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