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Why World Cultural Studies?


World Cultural Studies welcomes you to an innovative, interdisciplinary program that explores the interrelationships between global challenges, human communities, and power. At ODU we offer both a Major in World Cultural Studies and a Minor in World Cultures: Values and Visions.

Our program is designed to connect individual student interests with a broad range of courses on global issues, and to promote the development and application of skills in intercultural understanding and fluency that are necessary in today's global marketplace. Our classes welcome students as well as featured guest speakers from many degree programs at ODU. Students work closely with faculty mentors to build a specialized area of focus that will contribute to their graduate education or future career paths. A foundation in world cultural studies has an application in almost all fields today, from engineering to international business. Students also pursue careers in education, the non-profit sector, human rights advocacy and international development.


Core Faculty


Lee Slater

Lee Slater

Senior Lecturer

WCS Program Director

Angelica Huizar

Angelica Huizar

Associate Professor




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