In honor of Jesuit Heritage Month, Akintunde E. Akinade reflects on teaching religion at a Jesuit institution in a predominantly Muslim country.
Georgetown’s commitment to the study of culture and the promotion of intercultural understanding on an international scale is reflected in a range of course and program offerings.
Select Academic Programs
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies sponsors this master's degree program that combines a thorough understanding of the Arabic language with scholarly research in the literary, linguistic, and intellectual traditions of the Arab and Islamic world.
The Department of German sponsors this master's degree program in the literature, history, and culture of the German language.
Communication, Culture, and Technology is a graduate program at Georgetown University. The program explores the relationship between changing technology and changing cultures, including research, government, media, business, and communication.
Georgetown College's Department of Performing Arts sponsors this undergraduate major in theater and performance studies. The program is designed for students interested in theater and performance, social justice, cultural criticism, dramaturgy, arts management, American and world cultures, education, and civic engagement.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service sponsors this major for Georgetown undergraduate students enrolled in the B.S. in foreign service program. Participants explore questions of culture, knowledge, and power in international relations.
Georgetown's Department of Performing Arts sponsors this major in American musical culture for undergraduate students interested in American studies, arts management, cultural criticism, entertainment law, media studies, music business, music journalism, or musicology.
The Department of Italian sponsors this master's degree program in Italian language. Students focus on Italian literature and culture or Italian language pedagogy, and all students spend a mandatory semester abroad at a partner university in Italy.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this master's degree in the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
Select Centers, Institutes,
and Research Programs
Founded in 2006 with the support of the Lannan Foundation, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice is a literary research and pedagogical center focused on the art of poetry and its social and cultural presence.