The Minor

While the concept of “culture” is constructed differently in different fields, it remains a crucial rallying point for shared identities within groups, endlessly illustrated in the way collective values and practices are shaped or even policed within a community. In this practical way, culture overlaps considerably with systems of education, law, government, religion, and a variety of other symbolic domains, often inflected by language and ethnicity—all of which tend to create or reinforce expectations, worldviews, “belongingness,” identities, and more.

While it is possible to identify innumerable sub-cultures and sub-sub-cultures, the minor in Cross-Culture Studies at Carleton focuses especially on: a) how larger cultural communities engage with difference from within and without; b) how substantially diverse communities interact; and c) how they comprehend one another.

Learn more about the requirements, or keep track of your progress (and get your plan approved) via our online CCST minor-tracking form.