Master of Arts in Comparative Studies


The Master's program in Comparative Studies offers students a rigorous introduction to cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of culture. The program usually requires two years in residence. Students develop a clear area of concentration and sound theoretical foundations for their individual program of study in order to attain depth of knowledge, as well as breadth. Students work with faculty in Comparative Studies as well as those in other departments. The expertise of Comparative Studies faculty members is focused in comparative ethnic and American studies, comparative literature, cultural anthropology, folklore, visual studies, religious studies, and science and technology studies, and faculty attend particularly to the interrelatedness among these cultural and historical domains. Within their focus areas, students are encouraged to develop inquiries that attend to the cultural and historical contexts of the particular subject in question.

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