Carnegie Mellon University

Current Course Offerings

Fall 2019

The following list of courses may be counted toward the Social & Political History 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 79-200

Introduction to Historical Research and Writing: The Slave Experience

History 79-420

Historical Research Seminar (12 units)

Choose at least two; additional surveys can count as SPH Electives

History 79-205

20th & 21st Century Europe

HISTORY 79-206

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Europe

History 79-211

Modern Southeast Asia: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Cultural Exchange

HISTORY 79-229

Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

HISTORY 79-240

Development of American Culture

HISTORY 79-244

Women in American History

History 79-245

Capitalism and Individualism in American Culture

History 79-262

Modern China: From the Birth of Mao … to Now

History 79-266

Russian History: From Communism to Capitalism

HISTORY 79-209/A2

The Art of Historical Detection (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-214/A2

Paris in Revolt (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-228

The Civil Rights Movement and the World

HISTORY 79-234

Technology and Society

HISTORY 79-247

African Americans, Imprisonment, and the Carceral State

HISTORY 79-256/A2

Sex, Guns, and Rock ‘n Roll: Youth Rebellion in 1960s and 1970s Europe (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-259

France During World War II

HISTORY 79-264/A2

Tibet and China: History and Propaganda (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-270/A2

Anti-Semitism Then and Now: Perspectives from the Middle Ages to the Present (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-275

Introduction to Global Studies

HISTORY 79-286/A1

Archaeology: Understanding the Ancient World (first half mini)

HISTORY 79-300

Guns in American History: Culture, Violence, and Politics

HISTORY 79-303/A2

Pittsburgh and the Transformation of Modern Urban America (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-313/A2

“Unwanted”: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Patterns of Global Migration (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-315

Thirsty Planet: The Politics of Water in Global Perspective

HISTORY 79-316

Photography, the First 100 Years, 1839-1939

HISTORY 79-327/A2

Modern Girlhood: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-330

Medicine and Society

HISTORY 79-333

Sex, Gender, & Anthropology

HISTORY 79-343

Education, Democracy, and Civil Rights

HISTORY 79-346

American Political Humor

HISTORY 79-352

Christianity Divided: The Protestant and Catholic Reformations, 1450-1650

HISTORY 79-355/A2

Fake News: “Truth” in the History of American Journalism (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-364/A2

From Midwife to Obstetrician: The Transformation of Modern Childbirth (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-375/A2

Science & Religion (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-382/A1

Law, Voting Rights, and American Democracy: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (first half mini)

HISTORY 79-383

The History of Capitalism

HISTORY 79-388

The History of Sports in the United States

HISTORY 79-390

Computer History Workshop

HISTORY 79-395

The Arts in Pittsburgh

HISTORY 79-397/A2

Environmental Crises and the City (second half mini)

HISTORY 79-398

Documenting the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

HISTORY 79-418

Introduction to Russian Culture

Students may satisfy the elective requirements in SPH with up to 27 units offered by other departments in Dietrich College:

Please schedule an appointment with the academic advisor for guidance in selecting appropriate elective courses that satisfy Social & Political History degree requirements.