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Majors & Programs with Cultural Components

Creating responsible world citizens.

TCU offers a number of perspective-broadening areas of study available as majors, minors and emphases:

The African American and Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor that offers an introduction to the study of African intellectual heritages locally and globally.

The minor in Asian studies provides a broad background in Asian culture, history, language and politics, allowing you to explore Asia from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

CRES encourages students to critically examine racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.

The minor in Jewish Studies offers students an opportunity to explore the diverse religious and cultural phenomenon called Judaism. Courses taught within this minor take students on a journey in time and space, introducing them to the languages, histories, and beliefs of the Jewish communities around the globe. It offers a rigorous study of the ancient texts of Judaism and an unbiased engagement of the challenges facing the Jewish people today.

Latina/o Studies minors explore the multiple cultures and traditions of the Latina/o world in the United States, and their significance in American life.

Middle East Studies students gain a comprehensive understanding of the history, religion, culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa.

The Spanish and Hispanic Studies curriculum explores diverse dimensions of the Spanish-speaking world, including vocational and experiential learning — literature, health, business, translation, popular culture and more.

TCU’s interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies Department puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of academic investigation. The Program promotes inquiry into the intersections of gender with other identity categories; the workings of power in society; and the means of advancing social justice and equality. Through research, teaching and learning, and collaboration, the Program fosters feminist and interdisciplinary analysis across social, historical, cultural, and global contexts, products, and practices.