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Comparative Culture & Identity (CCI) (Sub-Major)

Additional Pre-requisites and/or requirements are listed on the International Studies Major page.
  1. Language Requirement: Sixth term proficiency.
  2. Core Courses (7 credits):
    • INTLSTD 301: Topics in International Studies
    • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar
  3. Methods of CCI (3 credits): At least one course chosen from the following list:
    • ANTHRCUL 222: The Comparative Study of Cultures
    • COMPLIT 322: Translating World Literatures
    • SOC 210: Elementary Statistics

    Note: Completion of the Methods requirement is recommended prior to enrolling in INTLSTD 301.

  4. Regional Course (3 credits): One geographic emphasis course devoted to a single world region or country that is related to foreign language of study.
  5. CCI Courses (12 credits): Four courses, chosen from an approved list (see below), to gain knowledge in sub-plan area.
    • Globalization and Culture: One course chosen from the following list:
      • COMPLIT 240: Literature Across Borders
      • INTLSTD 205: What is History?
      • ROMLANG 253: The Mediterranean: History and Culture
    • At least one course must be at the 400 level.
    • Must include at least two academic subjects.

    Note: Complete term specific sub-plan course lists may be found on the PICS courses website.

  6. Three electives (9 credits): The electives are designed to allow students to further personalize their major. Students will elect three advanced courses which will be expected to build upon the theme of their sub-plans. The selected courses should thus contribute to the coherence of the student's overall concentration. Students may select additional sub-plan, regional, or relevant study abroad courses, however there is no preapproved list of electives. Because there is no preapproved list, students must seek and obtain the approval of elective courses - on a course-by-course basis - from a PICS advisor. It is strongly advised that this approval be obtained before taking the class.

 

CCI courses include, but are not limited to:

  • AAS 247 / HISTORY 247: Modern Africa
  • AAS 355 / ANTHRCUL 355 / HISTORY 355: Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • AAS / ENGLISH 385: African Literature
  • AAS 422 / ANTHRCUL 411: African Cultures
  • AAS 407 / HISTART 406: Looking at African Things
  • AAS 458: Issues in Black World Studies, sections titled
    “Human Rights & LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa”
    “Business & Politics in Developing Countries”
    “Fighting with Human Rights – Africa”
  • ANTHRCUL 222: Comparative Study of Cultures
  • ANTHRCUL 256 / ENVIRON 256: Culture, Adaptation and Environment
  • ANTHRCUL 319: Latin American Society and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 325 / WOMENSTD 324: Childbirth & Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 328: Globalizing Consumer Cultures
  • ANTHRCUL 333: Non-Western Legal Systems, I
  • ANTHRCUL 349: Indigenous Political Movements
  • ANTHRCUL 355 / HISTORY 355 / AAS 355: Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • ANTHRCUL / LING 374: Language and Culture
  • ANTHRCUL 411 / AAS 422: African Cultures
  • ASIAN 343: SE Asian Politics through the Arts
  • ASIAN 307 / HISTORY 308 / RELIGION 307: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia
  • COMM 447: Women and Islam: The Politics of Representation
  • COMM 455: Global Visual Cultures
  • COMPLIT 212 / GTBOOKS 212: Great Books in World Literature
  • COMPLIT 240: Literature Across Borders, section titled “Matters of Life and Death”
  • COMPLIT 322: Translating World Literatures
  • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies, section titled “Narratives of Immigration”
  • ENGLISH 375: World Literatures in English
  • ENGLISH / AAS 385: African Literature
  • ENVIRON 256 / ANTHRCUL 256: Culture, Adaptation and Environment
  • GTBOOKS 212 / COMPLIT 212: Great Books in World Literature
  • HISTART / NEAREAST 285: Visual Culture in Islam
  • HISTART 406 / AAS 407: Looking at African Things
  • HISTORY 241: America and Middle Eastern Wars
  • HISTORY 247 / AAS 247: Modern Africa
  • HISTORY / JUDAIC 290 / NEAREAST 387: Jews and Muslims
  • HISTORY 308 / ASIAN / RELIGION 307: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia
  • HISTORY 328: Humanities Topics in History, section titled "A Global History of the Jews of Spain"
  • HISTORY 355 / ANTHRCUL 355 / AAS 355: Health and Illness in African Worlds
  • HISTORY 407: Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History, sections titled
    “Japan, Asia and WWII: Culture, History, Memory”
    “Christ. & Pol. In Afr. Hist”
  • INTLSTD 389: Topics in Comparative Culture and Identity
  • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar, sections titled
    “Human Rights & LGBTI in Sub-Saharan Africa”
    “Women and Islam: The Politics of Representation”
    “Fighting with Human Rights – Africa”
    “Christ. & Pol. In Afr. Hist”
    “Humanitarian Dilemmas”
    “Migration, Human Smugglings and Trafficking”
    “Business & Politics in Developing Countries”
  • INTLSTD 489: Topics in Comparative Culture and Identity
  • JUDAIC 253: The Mediterranean: Jewish Studies
  • JUDAIC / HISTORY 290 / NEAREAST 287: Jews and Muslims
  • JUDAIC 360 / NEAREAST 386: A Global History of Jews in Spain
  • LING / ANTHRCUL 374: Language and Culture
  • NEAREAST 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
  • NEAREAST / HISTART 285: Visual Culture in Islam
  • NEAREAST 287 / HISTORY / JUDAIC 290: Jews and Muslims
  • NEAREAST 386 / JUDAIC 360: A Global History of Jews in Spain
  • POLSCI 353: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLSCI 489: Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science, section titled “Business & Politics in Developing Countries”
  • RELIGION 201 / NEAREAST 200: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
  • RELIGION / AAS 307 / HISTORY 308: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia
  • SOC 350: Human Rights in the United Nations
  • SOC 495: Topics in Sociology, section titled “Global and Local Connections: Understanding our World at Home and Abroad”
  • WOMENSTD 324 / ANTHRCUL 325: Childbirth & Culture