Explore the world through multiple lenses
The department of Comparative Cultural Studies brings together multiple academic disciplines into one unit, allowing our majors to explore and develop a deep understanding of the human experience through courses in Art History, Asian Studies, Public Humanities, and the Comparative Study of Religions. BA in Comparative Cultural Studies majors specialize in at least one emphasis but all of our degree plans enhance your learning experience through required coursework in multiple areas.
In addition to these core emphases, our department offers a unique opportunity for engineering and business students with a first major in the Global Science and Engineering Program (GSEP) or the Global Business Program (GBP) to complete a second major in Asian Studies-Integrated Global Program (GSEP & GBP). Students in the GSEP and GBP programs gain valuable language experience and the skills offered by all of our courses (critical thinking, critical reading, effective writing, civil discourse, and cultural awareness), producing highly competitive future employees for the twenty-first century market.
We also offer a BIS Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities degree which is fully online and allows students to transfer up to 90 credits of lower division courses to NAU towards their degree.
Our Museum Studies minor complements our emphases with real-world experience in exhibition design and development, grant writing and arts marketing, digital humanities projects, and much more. Students frequently graduate with experience gained through projects developed in classes and during internships with a variety of local arts and cultural institutions, which when combined with their major courses, result in greater employment, grant, and graduate study opportunities.