College of Arts and Letters2013-2014
Department of Comparative Cultural Studies
Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Art History - Emphasis
- Asian Studies Global Science and Engineering - Emphasis (beginning Fall 2014)
- Asian Studies - Emphasis
- Humanities - Emphasis (ending Summer 2015)
- Comparative Study of Religions - Emphasis
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Cultural Studies?
Indulge your curiosity. Explore the complexities of human experience. Apply the notion of "learning to live together" to the study of religion, technology, the visual arts, and the physical world. Investigate the nature of human imagination and values. Consider the roles world religions have played in human history and culture and study pressing contemporary religious issues. Learn about yourself: Where do your ideas and values come from? What are their implications - for your life and the lives of others?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Museum, gallery, cultural institution work
- Writing/editing (grant-writing, journalism, traditional and electronic publishing)
- Program administration (non-profits, corporate, governmental and NGO)
- Planning and policy research
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Teaching (secondary and post-secondary)
- Art consultant
- Preservation and conservation
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 58 units of major requirements which includes 33 units of emphasis requirements
- At least 16 units of language requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a CCS, ARH, HUM, or REL prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||Required|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 58 units including 33 units of emphasis, and 16 units of language requirements.
At least 24 units must be taken at NAU including CCS 250, CCS 350W, CCS 490C, and at least two 300-level, and one 400-level ARH, REL, or HUM courses.
In order to complete one of our emphases, you must be a declared CCS major. It is also possible to declare two or more emphases as a CCS major (for example Art History and Comparative Study of Religions, or Humanities, Art History and Comparative Study of Religions).
Complete the following with a grade of "C" or better (9 units):
- CCS 250 (3 units)
- CCS 350W which meets NAU's junior writing requirement (3 units)
- CCS 490C which meets NAU's senior capstone requirement (3 units)
- ARH 143, ARH 145, ARH 269, ARH 270, ARH 365, ARH 370, ARH 380
- ASN 108
- HUM 261, HUM 281, HUM 362, HUM 381
- REL 150, REL 201, REL 203, REL 206, REL 332, REL 341, REL 351, REL 352, REL 355
In addition, CCS provides students with several opportunities to acquire knowledge about the natural world and/or environmental sustainability. Courses that address these issues include:
Select one emphasis with a grade of "C" or better in each course
- Ancient Baroque: ARH 340, ARH 341, ARH 342, ARH 343, ARH 344, ARH 345, ARH 346
- Modern Contemporary: ARH 257, ARH 347, ARH 351, ARH 352, ARH 353, ARH 355, ARH 356
- Non-Western (Asian, Native American, Pre-Columbian): ARH 269, ARH 270, ARH 361, ARH 365, ARH 370, ARH 380
- Museum Studies: ARH 250, ARH 350, ARH 360
Humanities Emphasis (33 units)
- HUM 101, HUM 120 (6 units)
- Select one course from: HUM 250, HUM 251, HUM 261, HUM 272, HUM 281, HUM 291 (3 units)
- Select six courses from: HUM 351, HUM 352, HUM 353, HUM 362, HUM 370, HUM 371, HUM 373, HUM 375, HUM 376, HUM 380, HUM 381, HUM 382, HUM 383, HUM 395, HUM 475, HUM 480, HUM 490 (18 units)
- Additional 100- and 200-level courses from two different prefixes (ACM, ARH, CINE, and REL) (6 units)
- Humanities Emphasis (33 units)
Comparative Study of Religions Emphasis (33 units)
- REL 150 (3 units)
- Select one from: REL 421, REL 441, REL 451, REL 481, REL 491 (3 units)
- Select additional REL electives from: 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses (9 units)
- Select additional REL electives from: 300- or 400-level courses (12 units)
- Select additional 100- and 200-level courses from two different prefixes (ACM, ARH, CINE, and HUM) (6 units)
- Comparative Study of Religions Emphasis (33 units)
Asian Studies Emphasis (33 units)
- Asian Studies Emphasis (33 units)
- Select additional units from (9 units):
- ARB 101, ARB 102, ARB 201, ARB 202
- ASN 199, ASN 299, ASN 399
- CHI 101, CHI 102, CHI 201, CHI 202
- ES 378
- GSP 241, GSP 348
- HIS 230, HIS 231, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 312, HIS 314, HIS 325, HIS 326, HIS 331, HIS 332, HIS 378, HIS 379, HIS 460, HIS 498C, HIS 520
- JPN 101, JPN 102, JPN 201, JPN 202
- LAN 101, LAN 102, LAN 201, LAN 202
- MUS 260
- PHI 150
- POS 361, POS 370, POS 372
- WLLC 150, WLLC 331
A minor is not required for the CCS B.A. degree. However, we strongly encourage you to consult with an advisor about a minor and/or elective coursework that is appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. We recommend minors in Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, French, History, Humanities, German, Latin American Studies, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Comparative Study of Religions, Theatre, Studio Art, or Women's and Gender Studies.
Foreign Language Requirement
You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP exams.
Because these courses are available at Northern Arizona University, we suggest that you fulfill this requirement with either Navajo or Spanish, depending on your career aspirations.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
We strongly encourage you to participate in a Study Abroad program. Requirements include a 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing or higher. Programs with English-language instruction in CCS's emphases and minors (ARHMN, ASNMN, HUMMN, MUSMN, and RELMN) are available in:
- The Czech Republic (Masaryk University)
- Finland (University of Eastern Finland)
- Greece (American University of Greece)
- India (Northern Arizona University's Himalayan India program)
- Italy (Siena School for the Liberal Arts)
- Japan (Kansai Gaidai University)
- Malta (University of Malta)
- Northern Ireland (University of Ulster)
- South Korea (Sogang University)
- United Kingdom (Nottingham Trent University, University of Hull, and University of Essex)
We strongly encourage you to pursue a local, national or international internship (Fieldwork Experience) in your junior or senior year. A departmental contract is required for all internships - please speak with the department chair or your advisor for more information.
Junior and senior REL students may apply to be teaching assistants in REL 150: Religions of the World. For more information, please contact the REL Program Coordinator (see CCS website for contact information).
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