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Comparative History of Ideas

The Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) program fosters students’ examination of ideas and their cultural, historical, and political contexts through experiential learning and self-reflection. The program encourages students to explore how their own subjective position relates to texts, cultures, societies, historical periods, and current global trends. The wide range of topics that CHID offers allows students to follow their curiosity and craft an individual course of study. Students are encouraged to engage thoughtfully in critical intellectual inquiry and reflection. CHID also emphasizes the significance of being actively engaged in the world, of understanding the forces that shape individual lives and identities, and of each person’s role in transforming the world.

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, minor.   

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