If you're driven by the desire to understand who we are and where we're going, then the University of Iowa is the place for you. Because at Iowa, we're all about asking big questions. How do race and the environment impact each other? What effect does technology have on the law? How closely are culture and politics tied? At the University of Iowa, you’ll gain the skills to bring new perspectives and enhance our society’s understanding of how the world operates and functions.

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African American studies examine the unique experiences of African-descended people living in the North American colonies and the United States from...
American studies helps you develop a broad familiarity with the dynamics of cultural experience and explore aspects of life in the United States,...
The study of ancient civilization focuses on the culture, religion, art, language, and philosophy of the Mediterranean basin from approximately 2000...
Art history is a broad intellectual discipline that engages in problems of historical analysis and the interpretation of culture. As students...
The study of Asia provides a broad understanding of civilizations that extend back thousands of years. It includes ancient and modern languages and...
The study of classical languages, including Greek and Latin, includes examining the literature and cultures of the Mediterranean basin from...
French is spoken by 200 million people worldwide, primarily in Europe and Africa. French-speaking traditions exist in the United States, notably...
Gender, women’s, and sexuality studies is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on the perspectives of gender and sexuality along with class,...
Europe has 94 million native speakers of German, so the study of this language is crucial for students interested in European business, government,...
What are the origins of the world in which we live: its economy, its social and political organization, its many diverse cultures? The challenges we...
The International Studies Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to international issues and global connections. International studies majors...
Italian is a Romance language spoken by more than 85 million people around the world.  It is widely used in the arts, business, and technology....
Linguists study the underlying principles of human languages. They are interested in understanding how children learn their native language without...
More than 230 million people speak Portuguese, making it the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. It is the third most spoken language in...
Religion shapes the way people interpret the world and their place in it. It conditions how they feel and what they imagine to be possible and ...
The BA program in Russian trains students in both written and spoken Russian and in Russian civilization, culture, and literature.  Russian is...
Social justice refers to the overall fairness of society and the manner in which it divides its rewards and burdens among groups of people. Working...
If you’re interested in languages and the people who speak them, consider a major in Spanish. You will become skilled at understanding one of...
Sport studies examines sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. It looks at sport’s cultural relationship with education, the...