The Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences is an essential part of Columbia’s LAS Core Curriculum, offering you hundreds of challenging and inspiring classes each semester.
You'll fulfill many of your Core requirements by taking classes in our department, but you can also further explore your interests in the humanities by selecting one of four minors (Black World Studies, Cultural Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies), by conducting research with a favorite professor through the Undergraduate Mentorship Research Initiative, or by taking one of our many language courses.
We are also proud to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, an undergraduate program ranked by Educational-Portal.com as one of the top 10 cultural studies programs in the country.
This program allows you to earn 3 to 4 credits during a three-week course at the Kukulcan Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in January. You can choose from two Spanish language courses or Mexican Culture and the Arts, taught in English.Read More
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