Comparative cultures and politics focuses on how culture and politics intersect in global public affairs. An innovative interdisciplinary approach in the humanities and social sciences gives students the skills and competencies they need to address complex and critical global issues across academic and professional fields.
This major provides students with tools to better understand diverse cultural perspectives around the world, how culture shapes power relations, and how political and economic dynamics impact culture. The comparative and transnational focus encourages students to learn about other cultures and political systems, to reflect on their own societies and to discover how they want to position themselves as globally engaged citizens. Housed in James Madison College, MSU’s residential college for international and public affairs, this major has a limited enrollment.