Majors and Minors-Global Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Global and International Majors and Minors

MAJORS - Global Studies

Global Studies is an interdepartmental major designed for students interested in humanistic approaches to understanding past and present processes of globalization. Global Studies majors develop a broad understanding of their prospects and responsibilities as "citizens of the world" confronting challenging contemporary problems.

Contact: Emily Half, Academic Advisor for Global Studies & International Relations and Politics
Baker Hall A60C / (412) 268-7082 / ehalf@andrew.cmu.edu, or

John Soluri, Director of the Global Studies program
Baker-Porter Hall 363 / (412) 268-2882 / jsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu

International Relations and Politics (IRP)

The International Relations and Politics (IRP) major focuses on the role of politics at the national, regional, international, and transnational levels of analysis. Reflecting Carnegie Mellon University's emphasis on interdisciplinary research, the IRP major approaches the study of grand strategy from the intersection of history, politics, economics, and technological change. Analytic tools students will be taught to apply include rational choice theory, political history, economic analysis and theories of behavioral decision making.

Contact: Emily Half, Academic Advisor for Global Studies & International Relations and Politics
Baker Hall A60C  / (412) 268-7082 / ehalf@andrew.cmu.edu,

Kiron K. Skinner, Director, Center for International Relations and Politics, kskinner@andrew.cmu.edu or

For more information, please visit the Center for International Relations and Politics website.

Language- and Culture-based Majors

Advisors in the Department of Modern Languages in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can direct students to language- and culture-based majors and minors.

MINORS - African and African American Studies

The African and African American Studies minor will expose students to the following regions: sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Broad geographic coverage and a comparative framework encourage students to make connections between Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as among Diasporan communities.

Contact: Edda Fields-Black, Associate Professor, Department of History
Baker Hall 362 / (412) 268-8012 / fieldsblack@cmu.edu, or

Naum Kats, Adjunct Professor and Undergraduate Advisor, Department of History
Baker Hall 240E / (412-268-2880) / kats@andrew.cmu.edu

Global Systems and Management

The Global Systems and Management minor is intended for students wishing to develop skills essential for participating in emerging opportunities in global business systems, systems development, product development and global project management.

Contact: Carol Young, Senior Academic Advisor, Information Systems
Baker-Porter Hall 222F / (412) 268-9592 / caroly@cmu.edu

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (IEE)

The minor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (IEE) equips students to understand the forces underlying and unleashed by technological change in order to become better decision-makers, managers, policy analysts, and researchers.

Contact: Emily Half, Academic Advisor for Global Studies & International Relations and Politics
Baker Hall A60C  / (412) 268-7082 / ehalf@andrew.cmu.edu

Faculty Advisor: Steven Klepper, Arthur Arton Hamerschlag Professor of Economics and Social Science

International Engineering Studies

The International Engineering Studies minor is intended for engineering students interested in broadening their background in international experiences.

Contact: Kurt Larsen, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Carnegie Institute of Technology
110 Scaife Hall / (412) 268-2479 / klarsen@cmu.edu

International Management Track

The Tepper School of Business offers an International Management track

Contact: John Hooker, T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility; Professor of Operations Research, Tepper School of Business
233C GSIA / (412) 268-7589 / jh38@andrew.cmu.edu

Language- and Culture-based Majors

Advisors in the Department of Modern Languages in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can direct students to language- and culture-based majors and minors.