This interdisciplinary program encourages students to combine, cross, and stretch academic boundaries as they study the diversity and complexity of American history and cultures.
People & Culture
Learn how programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) can lead to careers in the areas of people & culture. Meet virtually with advisors and faculty as we answer questions about majors in anthropology, sociology, literature, American studies, religious studies, classics, languages, and global communication.
Related Majors and Emphasis
Learn about past and present populations by studying the material culture they leave behind.
Improve your language skills, understand a diverse range of Asian cultures and communities, and open a window into countries of growing global importance.
Develop reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills alongside language and cultural proficiency that will allow you to be a successful member of the global community.
Learn the tradition and perspectives of French-speaking communities while developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Develop German language skills that are highly sought after by employers. Learn about tradition and perspectives, business, and translation.
Learn about other cultures and become prepared to work and communicate effectively in an increasingly more global environment.
Study change in U.S.and global regions by exploring race, gender, class, culture, environments, ethnicity, politics and religion.
Develop the habits of mind and instructional strategies necessary to teach effectively in a variety of settings—both in and outside the classroom.
Expand your perspective and gain knowledge relating to complex global issues. Study language, address problems relating to security, ethnic conflict and human rights, and practice interdisciplinary skills.
Build your knowledge of the history, art, literature, religions and philosophical traditions of the human societies that existed from around 500 CE to 1800 CE.
Study the Portuguese language while gaining an appreciation for its culture while becoming an active member of a global society.
Build thoughtful understanding of religion and its relationship with culture, individuals and communities. Master critical thinking and effective communication.
Master the world’s second-most spoken language! Uncover cultural, social, and literary trends of the Spanish-speaking world, and understand the world from a global perspective.
Learn the biological aspect of what makes us human and how we are more alike than we are different.
Study life and art during the Greco-Roman period and prepare to continue your research in graduate and Ph.D. programs.
Learn to analyze folktales, legends, jokes, personal experience narratives, proverbs, superstitions, festivals and celebrations, yard art, dance, and costume.
The Japanese minor at USU provides students with the tools necessary for advanced Japanese language and culture study.
Supplement your major with knowledge of the culture and peoples of Latin America while becoming a responsible member of the international community.
With courses ranging from language’s role in religion to second language acquisition, students will gain an appreciation of language and the societies they come from.
Gain an appreciation for the culture of the Arabic world while studying the language of the region.
Supplement your major course study with study of the Russian language and its culture.
Learn about diverse peoples and cultures by considering all voices and viewpoints in order to understand how societies vary and what they have in common.
Further develop your historical research skills while participating in teaching and research opportunities.
Folklorists may analyze folktales, legends, jokes, personal experience narratives, proverbs, superstitions, festivals and celebrations, or yard art, dance, and costume.
Focus your study of history to suit your interests and learn to collaborate with historians outside of a classroom environment.
Learn to bridge human differences with respect and understanding with this study track offered through the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Utah State University.
Supplement your major and minor studies with an understanding of historical and contemporary causes of conflicts and efforts to create peace.
The TESOL certificate helps students gain knowledge of pedagogic, linguistic, and cultural knowledge in second language classrooms.
Learn what makes us human and what we all share as members of the human race – no matter our differences.
Develop the competencies required to participate in effective interfaith cooperation and gain an appreciation for the many ways religion influences life.
This certificate educates students in museum administration, collections management and care, and interpretation and exhibition skills.
Builds competency for students seeking cross-cultural experience in careers involving social justice, environmental policy, traditional knowledge, and cultural preservation among contemporary Native American communities.
Graduate program with a specialization in archaeology and cultural resource management.
Understanding ancient Greek is essential preparation for advanced work in classics, early Christianity and other historical fields.