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November 2010: Abigail Dimick

Name: Abigail Dimick
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Buda, TX
Nominated by: Claudia TreviƱo, Academic Advisor: University College Abigail Dimick

 1.  Why did you select BGS as your major?

It was the best fit for me. After being in school for a while and not sure how I was going to use the degree I was going towards, Claudia showed me BGS and how it was a good fit for me. It was nice to be able to tailor this degree to my needs and what I am interested in for a career.
2.  What are your three minors?

Business Administration, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Leadership Studies.

3.  How did you select your minors?

I read through a lot of minors before finding ones that best fit my career goal. I decided on three that would give me a well rounded deree. 

4.  How does this major fit with your career goals?

It gives me a full background of information that I need to become a Business Development Manager for Central Market.

5.  What advice do you have for students considering majoring in BGS?

It's a great major if you know what you would like to be doing and want to tailor your degree to that career.

The BGS Minor of the Month: Studies in Popular Culture

The Studies in Popular Culture minor is designed to acquaint students with trends in American popular culture. Techniques of research, social meanings, and consequences of popular culture are the major foci of the minor.

Courses for the Studies in Popular Culture minor were selected because they deal with significant aspects of everyday life ranging from mass media through the history of cultural trends and phenomenon. The courses selected deal with subjects that both are influenced by and influence popular culture.

An example of courses that may be taken for this minor include:

SOCI 3317 - Popular Culture and Society:  The content of popular culture, including movies, television, genre novels, popular music, fads and fashion, sports, contemporary folklore, festivals and celebrations, clothing and body decoration, and related cultural material, is examined and analyzed for social significance.

ANTH 3309 - Cultures Through Film:  Through films, lectures, and discussions, students explore the various ways that ethnographic film interprets the cultural environment and social interactions of small-scale cultures around the world. We will also discuss anthropological interpretations of how historically U.S. (American) culture has dealt with concepts of the "other" and supernatural phenomena through film. (MC)

COMM 4321 - American Speeches:
Analysis and evaluation of major American speeches and their influence on the history and culture of the United States from 1630 to the present. Prerequisites: COMM 2338; Full major or minor status.