Current Course Offerings-Global Studies - Carnegie Mellon University

Current Course Offerings: Fall 2015

The following list of courses may be counted toward the Global Studies major for the upcoming semester.  Please schedule an appointment with the academic program manager prior to course registration in order to confirm your remaining requirements and determine an appropriate schedule of courses for the upcoming semester. Students will need to complete the prerequisites for any course as specified by the instructor.

I. Required General Education Course

History 79-104 Global Histories

II. Global Studies Introductory and Capstone Courses

III. Language Requirement

Please see the Modern Languages section of the schedule of classes for a list of courses available this semester.

IV. Theoretical and Topical Core Courses

English 76-453 Postcolonialism Theory: Literature of Empire
History 79-318 Sustainable Social Change: History and Practice (mini, 6 units)
History 79-332 Medical Anthropology
History 79-380 Ethnographic Methods

V. Transnational, Global, and Regional Courses

Transnational and Global Courses

History 79-237 Comparative Slavery
History 79-282 Europe and the World
History 79-289 Animal Planet: An Environmental History of People and Animals (mini, 6 units)
History 79-299 Trafficking Persons: Children in a Global Context
History 79-310 From Al Qaeda to ISIS: U.S. and European Anti-Terrorism Policies, 9/11-Present
History 79-384 Garbage Gone Global: Managing Waste in an Age of Mass Consumption
Philosophy 80-447 Global Justice
Mod. Lang. 82-304 The Francophone World (taught in French)
Mod. Lang. 82-345 Introduction to Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies: Cities and Spaces in the Spanish-Speaking World: Mapping Identities, Self and Other (taught in Spanish)
IPS 84-326 Theories of International Relations


Regional Courses

History 79-226

Introduction to African History: Earliest Times to 1780

The Americas
History 79-223 Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to the Drug War
Mod. Lang. 82-343 Language and Culture: Latin America (taught in Spanish)
Mod. Lang. 82-455 Topics in Hispanic Studies: Popular Music and Countercultures in Latin America (taught in Spanish)

Eastern and Southern Asia and the Pacific
History 79-211 East Asia and the World, 1600-Present
History 79-264 Tibet in History and Imagination
SDS 88-411  The Rise of the Asian Economies
History 79-353 Religious Identities and Religious Conflicts in 19th Century Europe
Mod. Lang. 82-320 Contemporary Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (taught in German)
Mod. Lang. 82-415 Topics in French and Francophone Studies: From Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes to Charlie Hebdo : Cross-Cultural Encounter (taught in French)
Mod. Lang. 82-441 Studies in Peninsular Literature and Culture: Pícaros en cuerpo y alma: pasado, presente, aquí y allá (taught in Spanish)

The Middle East
History 79-229 Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1884-1948
Mod. Lang. 82-300 Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies:

Arab Cultural Issues and Active Agency in Modern Arab Society (taught in English)

VI. Electives

*Category IV and V courses listed above that are not used to fulfill those requirements may be counted as electives in addition to the courses listed below.

Thematic Courses

Business 70-365 International Trade and International Law
English 76-241  Introduction to Gender Studies
English 76-386  Language and Culture 
History 79-201 Introduction to Anthropology
History 79-506 Global Studies Internship
Mod Lang 82-215 Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (taught in English)
Mod Lang 82-311 Arabic Language and Culture I (taught in Arabic)
IPS 84-310 International Political Economy and Organizations
IPS 84-362 Diplomacy and Statecraft

Nation-based Courses

History 79-231 American Foreign Policy 1945-to the Present
History 79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America
Mod Lang 82-344 Language and Culture: US Latinos (taught in Spanish)
Mod Lang 82-333  Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture (taught in English)
Mod Lang 82-440 Special Topics in Chinese: Chinese Folk Performance (taught in Chinese)
Mod Lang 82-303  French Culture (taught in French)
Mod Lang 82-305  French in its Social Contexts (taught in French)
Mod Lang 82-327   The Emergence of the German Speaking World (taught in German)
History 79-319 India Through Film (mini, 6 units)
History 79-255 Irish History (mini, 6 units)
Mod Lang 82-361 Introduction to Italian Culture (taught in Italian)
Mod Lang 82-278  Japanese Film and Literature: Art of Storytelling  (taught in English)
Mod Lang 82-473 Topics in Japanese Studies: Samurai, Kamikaze, & Totoro (taught in Japanese)
Mod Lang 82-253 Korean Culture through Film (taught in English)
History 79-265 Russian History from the First to the Last Tsar
Mod Lang 82-294  Topics in Russian Language and Culture: Russian Fairy Tales (taught in English)
Mod Lang 82-342 Language and Culture: Spain (taught in Spanish)