Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Seminars

All Undergraduate Seminars are taught in English. No prerequisites are required. 

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For more information on sections and schedules, view the Schedule of Classes.


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82-250 Digital Realities: Introducing Immersive Technologies for Arts and Culture

As immersive and spatial media increasingly feature in our cultural life, innovators are needed who can blend technological skills with creative imagination and critical humanistic practice. This introductory course aims to enable hybrid technologists, media-makers, and…
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82-280 Bilingual & Bicultural Experiences in the US

Fulfills Intercultural and Global Inquiry Gen Ed requirement What does it mean to be bilingual in the USA, when approximately 80 of Americans are monolingual English-speakers? In this course, we will learn about the nature and experience of bilingualism and biculturalism…
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82-282 Interpreting Global Texts & Cultures

Fulfills Humanities Gen Ed requirement Literature, film, music, art, theater, and other forms of humanistic artistic expressions, play an important role in society. Few moments in life are as moving as listening to the right song at the right time, and many of us can list…
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82-283 Language Diversity & Cultural Identity

Fulfills Intercultural and Global Inquiry Gen Ed requirement Culture, language, and identity are intimately tied together. Individuals, families, communities, and nations identify themselves in relation to the language or languages they speak. Local, national, and…
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82-285 Podcasting: Language and Culture Through Storytelling

Fulfills The Arts Gen Ed requirement Do you love stories? Stories told on the radio have always had significant power. For example, the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast by Orson Welles was so effective that it panicked the entire United States. Today, podcasts such as…
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82-383 Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Research

This course provides an introduction to research and theories in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Processes that underlie the learning and use of second languages are examined from four perspectives: 1) as linguistic knowledge, 2) as a cognitive skill, 3) as a…
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82-387 Introduction to Linguistic Data Analysis Using R

Fulfills Computational Thinking Gen Ed requirement This course provides a hands-on introduction to linguistic data analysis using the programming language R. VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FOR MORE DETAILS

82-388A Qualitative Perspectives on Context, Instruction and Learning

This course asks two central questions: 1) How do we capture language learning outcomes that aren't measurable quantitatively?; and 2) How do we understand the relationship between context, instruction, and second language learning? To answer these questions, we will…
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82-388B Second Language Acquisition and Technology

We will explore how technology can be used and researched in contexts of second language acquisition and teaching. We'll investigate research, best pedagogical practices, and technological tools used in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Students will learn how…
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82-388D Second Language Acquisition and Technology


82-480 Translation Technologies

This course is designed to give students conceptual and practical knowledge of language translation technologies, as well as applied skills for use with common Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with CAT tools and…
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82-481 Translation Workshop I

This course examines the practice of applied translation in a variety of linguistic and cultural domains. We will explore key concepts such as relevance, equivalence, back-translation, and translation as a social transaction, and engage in the practical application of…
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82-482 Introduction to Translation

We will survey a number of different translation theories in order to understand the various approaches that are at our disposal when translating a text. All theory taught in class will be accompanied by hands-on translation projects that will give students the opportunity…
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82-483 Translation as a Profession I

We will learn from professionals in the field of translation. Every class will feature a guest speaker from the Pittsburgh area and beyond who will present his or her own educational background, experience in the field and current relation to the translation industry.…
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