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Global Humanities and Cultural Studies

GHCS is an interdisciplinary program offering students opportunities to innovate from the braided relationships between texts and cultures in our global society and the histories that have shaped the contemporary world. GHCS is committed to reimagining interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, culture, digital and public humanities in creative, comparative, and collaborative ways.

GHCS students are well-suited to respond to the great challenges of our time

When asked to rate career readiness competencies, employers consistently prioritize “critical thinking/problem solving,” “teamwork/collaboration,” and “oral/written communication” above others. (2018 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

GHCS students are well-suited to respond to the great challenges of our time. They prepare themselves for life beyond the university through in-class learning, project-based research, creative and collaborative inquiry, and meaningful community partnerships. In doing so, GHCS students engage with cutting-edge theory, integrative and immersive experiences, and they learn how to develop and apply problem-solving skills in culturally responsive and humanistic ways. GHCS students therefore embody the characteristics employers want and the perspectives the world needs.

Major in Global Humanities and Cultural Studies

Your professors will help you chart an individualized academic path built around your own interests drawn from one of the following three tracks in the major:

  • Public Humanities
  • Literature, Culture, and Theory
  • Writing for Change


  • Critical Theory
  • Inquire about other proposed minors in the works

The Writing for Change Journal

Do you want experience writing, editing, publishing and designing in a professional context? Are you interested in learning about what it means to know yourself as a community engaged writer? GHCS students have the opportunity to hone these skills and experiences by contributing to the ongoing work of the Writing for Change Journal, an online multimodal publishing space that examines the myriad of ways we compose in the context of change.

Contact Us

Visit us in the Liberal Arts Building, room 228 or contact Gautam Basu Thakur at for information about our program.