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Cross Cultural Studies

Program Overview

The master's degree program in Cross-Cultural Studies is designed for students interested in developing knowledge and skills appropriate to working in cross-cultural environments. The program focuses on understanding cultural dynamics, appreciating cultural diversity, and negotiating differences between cultures and societies with the goal of bridging these differences. 
In this program you will have the unique opportunity to create a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary learning experience focused on understanding diversity:

  • Conflict resolution and mediation through courses which provide skills to apply in a number of cross-cultural institutional environments, such as corporate, religious, legal, educational, grassroots, nonprofit, or international non-governmental organizations
  • Regional and area studies through concentrated courses on Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, which emphasize global perspectives. Students have participated in Model Arab League at the regional and national level and have won scholarships to study overseas.
  • Interdisciplinarity through courses in Anthropology, History, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, and Geography which offer different approaches to the study of cultural diversity.
  • A Capstone experience that is either practically oriented in an internship or focused on conducting original research in a thesis or a project. Past internships have included Multicultural Offices in higher education institutions, health and human rights initiatives, and non-governmental organizations.


The full-time faculty of the UHCL Cross-Cultural Studies program are committed teachers, active scholars, and writers with diverse interests and areas of expertise.

Dr. Christine Kovic

Dr. Maria Curtis

Dr. Dawit Woldu

Dr. Mike McMullen

Dr. Shreerekha Subramanian

Dr. Steven Cherry

Dr. Amy Lucas

Dr. Desi Rios

Dr. Daniel Haworth

Dr. Angela Howard

Dr. Adam Hodges

Dr. Barbara Hales

Dr. Jeff Lash

Dr. Craig White

Dr. Deepa Reddy


Dr. Christine Kovic
Cross-Cultural Program Director

Last updated: 08/08/2016 UTC
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