Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts


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Available Emphasis Areas:

The different emphases in CCS prepare you for a successful career in a culturally diverse global society and economy. Interdisciplinary skills of analysis, interpretation, and communication will provide you with a comparative approach to the study of human culture in its diversity and interconnections. In the Art History emphasis, you will uncover the "what" behind a work of art, "how" that work imparts meaning visually, and the cultural context—the “why”—from which it derives. The Asian Studies and the Asian and North African Studies - IGP emphases will give you a global edge as you learn about how traditional cultures across the Asian continent and North Africa inform present-day decision-making. In the Public Humanities emphasis, you will be prepared to contribute practical, well-reasoned, historically aware, and culturally sensitive methods and theories to building and sustaining the common good. Through interdisciplinary academic coursework, experiential learning, and professional development, you will gain global cultural knowledge and skills enabling you to apply public humanities principles to a wide array of career fields and personal endeavors.  The Comparative Study of Religions emphasis will provide you with the framework for understanding the religious motives and differing beliefs, practices, and values of people that shape their decisions and actions, their history, social structure, and psychology.

 

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Cultural Studies?

This degree provides valuable preparation for graduate work or professional study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Education
  • 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
  • Curator

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

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
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Study Abroad Recommended
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The B.A. in Comparative Cultural Studies is a 49-58 credit degree whose aim is to provide students with
a comparative, integrative and global approach to the study of human culture in its diversity and interconnections. The different emphases in the CCS B.A. degree introduce students to the complexities of diverse human cultures, both past and present; in the process, they develop the skills of analysis, interpretation and communication crucial to both their academic and professional development. 

Student Learning Outcomes


All Comparative Cultural Studies Degrees

Comparative Cultural Studies: Emphasis in Art HistoryComparative Cultural Studies: Emphasis in Asian StudiesComparative Cultural Studies: Emphasis in Asian and North African Studies - Interdisciplinary Global Program (ANS-IGP)In addition to the above student learning outcomes, graduates of the ANS-IGP Emphasis will gain a practical experience concerning the professional culture of their chosen discipline within their country of focus based on an intensive 12-credit study-abroad ANS intership.

Comparative Cultural Studies: Emphasis in Comparative Study of ReligionsComparative Cultural Studies: Emphasis in Public Humanities

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts


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Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts


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