About the Department

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies highlights the rich comparative traditions of disciplines and programs. The Department offers degree programs in Anthropology (BA, BS, MA) and Liberal Studies (BA), and minors in Religious Studies, India Studies, and Global and International Studies. Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the Department wil offer a new major in Religious Studies. Collaboration among these programs enhances the strengths of each, and encourages experiential learning and cross-cultural understanding.

Students in these programs explore the historical construction of cultures and the ways in which cultural constructs affect the political, social, and aesthetic relationships that shape human communities.  By creating a shared space for scholarly debate and student learning, the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies enhances the interdisciplinary opportunities inherent in its constituent disciplines.