Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals to pursue their interest in literature, history, philosophy, theology, modern and classical languages, archaeology, linguistics or jurisprudence, often through the medium of a club or society which is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable in the subject. Activities may include lectures, slide shows and other presentations that provide information about specific topics; opportunities for members to share and/or discuss their own work on major issues in the subject area; field trips, where relevant; and other activities that promote the study and appreciation of the humanities among members. Included are Internet-based virtual clubs, WebRings devoted to the subject and clubs where members meet face-to-face.
Multidisciplinary community centres that display or sell local artist’s work; provide studio, living and/or office space for artists; offer access to artist/artisan demonstrations, workshops and classes that focus on any of a wide variety of art forms; provide indoor or outdoor venues for plays, poetry readings, musical performances, book discussions and other special events; do outreach to schools and other community organizations; and offer other services that make the arts more accessible to the community.
Programs that conduct research which focuses on social systems, social institutions and social behaviour. Social sciences research involves the study of all aspects of society, from past events and achievements to human behaviour and relationships among groups; and often results in solutions to social, business, personal, governmental and environmental problems.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.