Current Course Offerings-Global Studies - Carnegie Mellon University

Current Course Offerings: Fall 2016

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

These two courses are offered in the spring semester only.

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

History 79-200 Introduction to Historical Research & Writing
History 79-317 Art, Anthropology, and Empire

V. Transnational, Global, and Regional Courses

Transnational and Global Courses

English 76-384 Race, Nation, and the Enemy
History 79-233  The US and the Middle East since 1945
History 79-280 Brewing Revolution? Coffee and Social Change from Adam Smith to Starbucks (mini 2, 6 units)
History 79-289 Animal Planet: An Environmental History of People and Animals (mini 2, 6 units)
History 79-315 The Politics of Water: Global Controversies, Past and Present
History 79-333 Sex, Gender & Anthropology
ML 82-283 Language Diversity & Cultural Identity (taught in English)
ML 82-304  The Francophone World (taught in French)
ML 84-345 Introduction to Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies: Individuals, Society & the State in 20th and 21st Centuries (taught in Spanish)
IPS 84-326  Theories of International Relations


Regional Courses

The Americas
History 79-220 Screening Mexico: Mexican Cinema, 1898 to Present (mini 2, 6 units)
ML 82-343 Latin America: Language and Culture (taught in Spanish)
ML 82-415 Topics in French and Francophone Studies: The French in America (taught in French)
ML 82-445 U.S. Latino Literature (taught in Spanish)
ML 82-455 Topics in Hispanic Studies: The Imperial Legacy: Politics, Race, and Culture in the Modern Hispanic Caribbean (taught in Spanish)

Eastern and Southern Asia and the Pacific
SDS 88-411  The Rise of the Asian Economies
History 79-203 Social and Political Change in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe
ML 82-320 Contemporary Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (taught in German)
The Middle East
History 79-336 Oil & Water: Middle East Perspectives

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

Music 57-306 World Music
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
Philosophy 80-335 Deliberative Democracy
ML 82-215 Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature and Culture (taught in English)
ML 82-311 Arabic Language and Culture I (taught in Arabic)
IPS 84-362 Diplomacy and Statecraft

Nation-based Courses

History 79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America
ML 82-344 US Latinos: Language and Culture (taught in Spanish)
History 79-269 London and the Birth of Modern Britain, 1800 to the Present
History 79-261 The Last Emperors: Chinese History and Society, 1600-1900
History 79-309 The Chinese Revolution through Film (1949-2000)
ML 82-333  Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture (taught in English)
ML 82-440 Studies in Chinese Literature & Culture: Chinese Folk Performance (taught in Chinese)
ML 82-303  French Culture (taught in French)
ML 82-305  French in its Social Contexts (taught in French)
History 79-257 Germany and the Second World War
History 79-358 Nazi Ghettos: From Spatial Segregation to Killing Zones (mini 2, 6 units)
ML 82-327   The Emergence of the German Speaking World (taught in German)
ML 82-361 Introduction to Italian Culture (taught in Italian)
ML 82-273  Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture (taught in English)
ML 82-278  Japanese Literature in Translation: The Art of Storytelling (taught in English)
ML 82-473 Topics in Japanese Studies: Youth Culture (taught in Japanese)
ML 82-252 Topics in Korean Culture: Modern Korean History: Decompressing Compressed Modernity (taught in English)
History 79-265 Russian History from the First to the Last Tsar
History 79-322 Stalin and the Great Terror
ML  82-294  Topics in Russian Language and Culture (taught in English)
ML 82-342 Spain: Language and Culture (taught in Spanish)