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, Museum Studies, Public Humanities, and the Comparative Study of Religions. Majors in the B.A. in Comparative Cultural Studies specialize in at least one field through completion of a minor but all of our degree plans enhance your learning experience through required classes in multiple areas.
In addition to these core fields of study, 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.
Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Students pursuing the BA in Comparative Cultural Studies degree choose an emphasis to focus their coursework and internship experiences.
Choose from 5 diverse emphases:
Comparative Cultural Studies, Asian Studies-Integrated Global Program, Bachelor of Arts
The BA in Asian Studies-Integrated Global Program is offered for students with a first major in either the Global Science and Engineering Program (GSEP) or the Global Business Program (GBP), which together are labeled as the Integrated Global Program (IGP). It requires 16 units of an ASN language (Japanese or Chinese), 9 units of CCS, and 24 units of Asian Studies.
Interdisciplinary Studies – Humanities 90-30, Bachelor
The BIS in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities degree is fully online and customizable. Students take a wide variety of humanities upper-division courses in the department of Comparative Cultural Studies, including classes in art history, a broad range of humanities topic courses, comparative study of religions, and select digital humanities and museum studies classes. 90-30 degrees at NAU allow students to transfer up to 90 lower division credits from community colleges and other universities.