The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies
Discover the complexities of human cultures
it mean when museums are asked to return works of art to their countries of
origin? When Native Americans protest a ski center’s proposal to make
artificial snow on a mountain they hold sacred? When schools battle over the
teaching of evolution? If asking “what does it all mean?” is your passion,
check out our degree in Comparative Cultural Studies with emphases in Art
History, Humanities, and Religious Studies, to see how you can begin to uncover
the complexities of diverse human cultures (both past and present).
Coursework that matches your interests
You’ll be offered a wide range of courses—in art history, film,
literature, philosophical and religious
traditions, intellectual history,
and cultural diversity, to name a few. You’ll interact with faculty who will
challenge you and provide support for your academic and career development.
You’ll benefit from the vibrant arts and cultural scene in Flagstaff—networking
and internship opportunities abound at local museums, art galleries, and more.
A range of experiences
Our program can help you begin to discover the answers to
the questions above—and many more—through demanding courses, study abroad
opportunities, internships, and more. Here, you’ll learn about yourself as you
study others: Where do your ideas and values come from? What are the
implications of those values—for your life and the lives of others?
If you’re intrigued by diverse cultures and want to know
more about how we relate to the world, join us.