Carnegie Mellon University

Current Course Offerings

Fall 2018

The following list of courses may be counted toward the Global Studies major for the upcoming semester. Please schedule an appointment with the academic advisor 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.

History 79-104

Global Histories

History 79-400

Global Studies Research Seminar

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

History 79-211

Modern Southeast Asia: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Cultural Exchange

History 79-377

Food, Culture, and Power: A History of Eating

History 79-379

Extreme Ethnography

History 79-453

Literature of Empire

Transnational and Global Courses

English 76-384

Race, Nation, and the Enemy

History 79-288

Bananas, Baseball, and Borders: Latin America and the United States

History 79-315

Thirsty Planet: The Politics of Water in Global Perspective

History 79-333

Sex, Gender & Anthropology

History 79-350

Early Christianity

History 79-368/A2

Un-Natural Disasters: Societies and Environmental Hazards in Global Perspectives (second half mini, 6 units)

History 79-385

Out of Africa: The Making of the African Diaspora

Philosophy 80-348

Health Development and Human Rights

ML 82-283

Language Diversity & Cultural Identity

ML 82-304

The Francophone World

ML 82-345

Introduction to Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies

IPS 85-326

Theories of International Relations

Regional Courses

The Americas

History 79-223

Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to the Drug War

ML 82-343

Latin America: Language and Culture (taught in Spanish)


History 79-227

Modern Africa: The Slave Trade to the End of Apartheid

Eastern and Southern Asia and the Pacific

History 79-264/A2

Tibet and China: History and Propaganda (second half mini, 6 units)

SDS 88-411

Rise of the Asian Economies


History 79-205

20th & 21st Century Europe

History 79-208

Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting

ML 82-320

Contemporary Society in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

ML 82-415

Topics in French and Francophone Studies

Courses listed above that are not used to fulfill those requirements may be counted as electives in addition to the courses listed below.

Please see Dr. Andrew Ramey,, the Academic Advisor, for guidance in selecting appropriate Thematic and Nation-based courses that satisfy Global Studies degree requirements.

Thematic- Elective Courses

Music 57-306

World Music

BA 70-365

International Trade and International Law

English 76-241

Introduction to Gender Studies

English 76-386

Language and Culture

English 76-450

Law, Culture, and the Humanities

History 79-312/A1

Archaeology of Death (first half mini, 6 units)

History 79-313/A2

“Unwanted”: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, & Patters of Global Migration (second half mini, 6 units)

History 79-316

Photography, the First 100 Years, 1839-1939

History 79-324/A1

#MeToo: Naming and Resisting Gender Violence (first half mini, 6 units)

History 79-343

Education, Democracy, and Civil Rights

History 79-358/A2

Nazi Ghettos: From Spatial Segregation to Killing Zones (second half mini, 6 units)

Philosophy 80-244

Environmental Ethics

Philosophy 80-335

Social and Political Philosophy

ML 82-215

Arab Culture Through Film and Literature

ML 82-541

Special Topics: Hispanic Studies

IPS 84-310

International Political Economy

IPS 84-362

Diplomacy and Statecraft

Nation-based Elective Courses

English 76-337

Representations of Islam in Early Modern England

History 79-214/A2

Paris in Revolt: History, Literature, Film (second half mini, 6 units)

History 79-216/A1

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire (first half micro, 3 units)

History 79-392

America at War: From Vietnam to Afghanistan

History 79-266

Russian History: From Communism to Capitalism

History 79-331

Body Politics: Women and Health in America

History 79-262

Modern China: From the Birth of Mao .. to Now

ML 82-333

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture

ML 82-344

U.S. Latinos: Language and Culture

ML 82-434

Studies in Chinese Traditions

ML 82-303

Introduction to French Culture

ML 82-305

French in its Social Contexts

ML 82-425

Topics in German Literature and Culture

ML 82-361

Italian Language and Culture I

ML 82-273

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture

ML 82-278

Japanese Film and Literature: The Art of Storytelling

ML 82-473

Topics in Japanese Studies

ML 82-361/79-418

Introduction to Russian Culture

ML 82-342

Spain: Language and Culture