Comparative Cultures and Politics

Comparative Cultures and Politics

Comparative Cultures and Politics (CCP) studies how culture and politics intersect in global public affairs. CCP’s 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. The CCP major provides students with tools to better understand diverse cultural perspectives around the world, explore 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 back on their own societies, and to discover how they want to position themselves as globally engaged citizens.

CCP is housed in James Madison College, MSU's residential college for international and public affairs, which is a limited enrollment program.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in comparative cultures and politics pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of the social sciences, humanities, and current events.

Alumni work at:

  • Media companies
  • Cultural oranizations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Health care associations
  • Government agencies

Alumni work as:

  • Policy analysts
  • Communications specialists
  • Media managers
  • Consultants
  • Cultural aides and ambassadors

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