Global Cultures & Languages

African and African-American Studies

Study the relationships among and between all people of African descent through investigation of the connections between U.S. and global histories, cultures, and social and economic systems
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Anthropology

Learn about the varied cultures and peoples in the world, delve into the planet's prehistory, and develop an understanding of the biological aspects of human existence.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Brazilian Studies (minor only)

Train in the Portuguese language and gain knowledge and understanding of the culture of Brazil, the world's fifth-largest country.
Degrees:
Minor

East Asian Languages & Cultures

Learn about the three oldest continuous civilizations in the world - China, Japan, and Korea.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., M.A./J.D., Minor

East Asian Studies

The M.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia.
Degrees:
M.A.

European Studies

The European Studies program provides a vibrant community for research, teaching, and related activities that explore historical and contemporary European cultures.
Degrees:
Co-Major, Minor

French

A major in French, in the Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies, ensures that our students succeed in today's global economy.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Courses explore diverse perspectives on the language, culture, literature, history, and art of German-speaking Europe.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A., Minor, Ph.D., Undergrad Certificate

Global & International Studies

Think critically about some of the most fundamental issues facing the world: population growth, politics and governance, migration, economics, poverty and conflict, and climate change.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., M.A./M.B.A., Minor, Undergrad Certificate

History

Training in historical research, analysis, and writing develops skills that are essential in our information economy.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

History of Art

The History of Art Department offers undergraduate instruction in European, American, East Asian, and African art.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Indigenous Studies

Learn about the complexity and diversity of Indigenous peoples' cultures and histories.
Degrees:
Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Italian (minor only)

Develop your understanding of Italian literature, language, and culture.
Degrees:
Minor

Jewish Studies Program

Jewish studies explores Judaism, the Jewish people and culture, and their role in the shaping of human experience.
Degrees:
B.A., Minor

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Develop cultural flexibility and knowledge of the languages and societies of the Americas. Most majors participate in real-world research through study abroad and study Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, or Haitian Creole.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Design your education around your interests while focusing on World Culture or Language, and the Natural Sciences.
Degrees:
B.G.S., Undergrad Certificate

Linguistics

Develop a basic understanding of the human capacity to acquire, perceive, and produce language and of language's role in contemporary society.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Middle East Studies (minor only)

Explore contemporary and historical issues pertaining to the Middle East.
Degrees:
Minor

Museum Studies

The KU Museum Studies program offers a comprehensive overview of museums and the museum profession.
Degrees:
Grad Certificate, M.A.

Religious Studies

Religious discourses and practices inform the way we perceive ourselves, those around us, and existence at large, even when we are not actively religious.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has been a national leader for the study of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since 1965.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Slavic Languages & Literatures

Our department is internationally recognized for strengths in diverse areas of Slavic literary and cultural studies and linguistics.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive undergraduate program in Spanish and Portuguese language, literature, and culture, as well as Brazilian literature and cultural studies.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.