Comparative Cultural Studies: It's all connected

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Sharon Downer, Humanities and Art History

Art History, Asian Studies, Public Humanities, and Comparative Study of Religion are separate disciplines, but our unique Comparative Cultural Studies major allows you to see the bigger picture as you deepen your understanding of the human experience. You’ll be exposed to all of them, and you’ll also be able to specialize in one or two. We focus on the dynamics of culture, exposing you to a wide variety of aesthetic, religious, environmental, and humanistic values.


Our emphasis areas are:


  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Comparative Study of Religions
  • Public Humanities


Our minors include:

Art History
Arts and Cultural Management
Asian Studies
Cinema Studies
Comparative Study of Religions
Public Humanities
Latin American Studies
Museum Studies

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