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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82-198 Research Training

Section A: Professor Felipe Gomez, Latin American Comics Archive This project involves research of Latin American comics. The course will teach the basics of Comic Book Markup Language (CBML, a TEI-based XML vocabulary) for encoding and analyzing the structural, textual,…
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82-280 Bilingual & Bicultural Experiences in the US

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 (past and present) and how it shapes different perspectives…
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82-281 Contextual Thinking

Taught in English. Section A: Gender and Sexuality in the Spanish-speaking world In recent years, issues of gender and sexuality in the Spanish-speaking world have garnered much international attention - for example the niunamenos movement throughout Latin…
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82-282 Interpreting Global Texts & Cultures

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 films and/or books that have shaped who…
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82-283 Language Diversity & Cultural Identity

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 international governmental organizations make choices about the…
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82-285 The Arts in Modern Languages

Taught in English This course will explore the interrelations between society, classical and popular music, and art in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States. We will examine the importance of different musical forms in the life of…
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82-286 Intercultural and Global Inquiry: Of Minorities and Migrants: Exploring Germany from the Margins

Taught in English Germany today is home to a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population, largely the result of accelerated migratory flows in the wake of the country's postwar era. In this course, we will explore the impact and cultural dimensions of migrations…
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82-288 Everyday Learning: Designing Learning Experiences in Times of Unrest & Uncertainty

Could you make complex ideas accessible and engaging to learners everywhere? Could you use what you know to make society better, teach as an agent of social change? In these times of Covid-19 many people have used learning to stay connected with friends and communities,…
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82-289 Modern Languages in the World: Summer Study Abroad

This course is specifically designed for students who are participating in Modern Languages summer study abroad programs and is a required component of the experience. This course will discuss some of the necessary logistics for the trip, and moreover will get students…
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82-299 Equity & Justice: Human Rights & Film in Latin America

82-299 is taught in English. Students interested in doing coursework in Spanish for Hispanic Studies credit should register under 82-399. This course has the dual purpose of examining important human rights issues in Latin America and questioning the role of film…
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82-388 Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Second Language Speech

This course provides an overview of the fundamental questions, theories, methodologies, and findings of second language (L2) speech research. In this team-based, collaborative course, students will read published research to first understand how speakers…
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82-580 Senior Seminar

This seminar for majors in Modern Languages focuses on general issues in second language learning. It provides an integrative and culminating experience for students as they complete their studies. The course includes consideration of language learning and language…
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