Program Director: James Mark Shields

The Comparative Humanities program approaches global traditions of ideas, history, literature, music, and art in an interdisciplinary fashion. Designed to reflect contemporary trends in humanistic scholarship, it teaches students how to compare, analyze, and integrate materials from different cultures, media, and/or historical periods; these are vital skills for the 21st century world that conventional undergraduate disciplinary boundaries often exclude. The Comparative Humanities Faculty Scholarship collection contains records filtered by program from Faculty Books, Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations, Faculty Contributions to Books, Faculty Journal Articles, and Other Faculty Research and Publications. The Comparative Humanities Student Scholarship collection contains records filtered by program from the Honors Thesis and Masters Thesis collections.

The main Comparative Humanities site includes a program description, faculty and staff contact information, and major and minor requirements. Past versions of the program website are archived by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) using the Archive-It web archiving services; capture began in 2015. Finding aids for program records are also available online.

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Comparative Humanities Review

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