Emphases: Digging deeper into your passion
Comparative Cultural Studies majors complete nine core courses in addition to specific classes as required in their chosen emphasis. We offer four emphases: Art History, Asian Studies, Public Humanities, and the Comparative Study of Religion. Students may choose to complete a CCS major with two emphases depending on their career goals. Each of the emphases requires 33 hours of coursework.
Choose your path
Art History Accordion Closed
Through formal analysis, iconology, and historic themes, you’ll uncover the “what” behind a work of art, the cultural context from which it comes, and the “why” that’s behind the work.
Asian Studies Accordion Closed
Looking to add a global edge to your career after graduation? The interdisciplinary ASN emphasis allows you to learn about how traditional cultures across the Asian continent and North Africa inform present-day decision-making. You can choose from over 75 courses on history, art, political science, geography, music, religion and languages (Arabic, Chinese and Japanese).
Comparative Study of Religions Accordion Closed
Have you ever wondered how the world’s great cultures imagined the universe, and how they lived in it? Dive deeper into some of the enduring questions humans have asked for ages while learning about your world: the ideas, values, and spirituality of Native American, Asian, European, and other traditions.
Public Humanities Accordion Closed
By studying the natural world, technology, and art, you’ll explore the bigger picture of “learning to live together.” Your studies will compare and contrast the relationships between fine and popular arts, nature and the city, politics and the arts, music and commerce, and identity and history.
Asian Studies-Integrated Global Program (GSEP & GBP) Accordion Closed
This program offers students majoring in either the Global Science and Engineering Program (GSEP) or the Global Business Program (GBP) to earn a second degree in Comparative Cultural Studies, focusing on Asian Studies and an Asian language.