Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2019/Fall 2018 Eligible Elective Courses

The Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies was introduced in 2018 to be accessible for every possible undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, regardless of his or her college or major. There is a wide range of electives and they should be discussed with the faculty advisor. The minor replaces the earlier minors in Environmental Science (Mellon College of Science), Environmental Studies (Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences), and Environmental Engineering & Sustainability (College of Engineering). Below are the elective courses offered in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Spring 2019 Eligible Elective Courses

ARCHITECTURE

48240 Historical Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism 

48440 American Regions & Regionalism: An Architectural History of Place, Time, and Culture 

48462 From Postal Networks to Community Places 

48465 From the Acanthus to the Anthropocene: Nature’s Representation in Architectural

ART

60480 Advanced CP: Special Topic: The Art of Mapping

CHEMISTRY

09510 Chemistry and Sustainability

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

12201 Geology

12351 Environmental Engineering

DESIGN

51172 Systems

51272 Cultures

51347 Drawing from Nature

51382 Design for Social Innovation

51384 Design Center: Co-Designing for Social Innovation

51385 Design for Service

51396 Design Center: Design Ethos & Action

51400 Transition Design

51460 Design Center: From Postal Networks to Community Places

51480 Design Capstone Project: Service Design & Social Innovation

DIETRICH COLLEGE INTERDISCIPLINARY GRAND CHALLENGE FRESHMAN SEMINARS

66110 DC Grand Challenge Freshman Seminar: Inequality

66119 Grand Challenge Freshman Seminar: Feeding the World, Feeding Ourselves

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC POLICY

19213 The American Railroad: Decline and Renaissance in the Age of Deregulation

19425 Sustainable Energy for the Developing World

HISTORY

79213 The American Railroad: Decline and Renaissance in the Age of Deregulation

79275 Introduction to Global Studies

79276 Beyond the Border

79280 Coffee and Capitalism

79295 Archaeology of Technology

79369 Disasters in American History: Floods and Hurricanes

79380 Hostile Environments: The Politics of Pollution in Global Perspective

79394 Exploring History through Geography

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (DIETRICH COLLEGE)

67279 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

INSTITUTE FOR POLITICS AND STRATEGY

84275 Comparative Politics

84313 International Organizations and Law

84322 Nonviolent Conflict and Revolution

84325 Contemporary American Foreign Policy

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

24292 Renewable Energy Engineering

24213 Special Topics: Citizen Science: Sensors, Makers and the Environment

MODERN LANGUAGES

82283 Language Diversity & Cultural Identity

82284 Multicultural Pittsburgh: A Creative Media Exploration of Cmmnty, Lang & Identit

82286 A Understanding Cultural Complexities: Haiti: Challenge & Hope 

82286 B Understanding Cultural Complexities: Service Learning or Poverty Tourism: Expl. Pedagogy and Privilege in Int'l Cntxt

UNIVERSITY-WIDE COURSES

99349 Transforming Cities: Global Cities

Fall 2018 Electives

ARCHITECTURE

48095 Spatial Concepts for Non-Architects I

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

70376 Energy Systems

CHEMISTRY

09108 The Illusion and Magic of Food

09225 Climate Change: Chemistry, Physics, and Planetary Science 

DIETRICH COLLEGE INTERDISCIPLINARY GRAND CHALLENGE FRESHMAN SEMINAR

66109 Grand Challenge Freshman Seminar: Climate Change

ECONOMICS

73433 Environmental Policy and Economics 

 

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC POLICY

19101 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy

19421 Emerging Energy Policies

19424 Energy and the Environment

19427 Special Topics: Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship

19429 Climate Change Science and Solutions

19440 Combustion and Air Pollution Control

19470 Special Topics: Introduction to Risk Assessment for Human & Environmental Health

24424 Energy and the Environment

24425 Combustion and Air Pollution Control

 

ENGLISH

76204 Exploring the Trash Heap: Waste in Contemporary Culture: Literature & the Environment

76319 Environmental Rhetoric

76476 Rhetoric of Science

HISTORY

79104 Global Histories: Global Histories: Empire, Environment, and the Economy  (only Lec 3 version  — Prof. Ramey )

79288 Bananas, Baseball, and Borders: Latin America and the United States

79300 History of American Public Policy

79303 Pittsburgh and the Transformation of Modern Urban America

79315 Thirsty Planet: The Politics of Water in Global Perspective

79368 Un-natural Disasters: Societies and Environmental Hazards in Global Perspective

79377 Food, Culture, and Power: A History of Eating

 

PHILOSOPHY

80244 Environmental Ethics