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This is an archived copy of the 2011-2012 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://coursecatalog.web.cmu.edu.

H&SS Interdepartmental Minors

H&SS interdepartmental minors are programs whose content and components span two or more academic departments in the humanities, behavioral sciences, and social sciences to form coherent patterns of study.

A number of interdepartmental minors are offered by H&SS and are, in general, available to all Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students. As well, there are numerous other minors offered by other colleges in the university that are generally available to H&SS students. The full list of minors available to Carnegie Mellon students is located in the catalog index under “Minors.”

Completion of the requirements for any of these minors is noted on the final transcript.

To declare an H&SS interdepartmental minor, students should contact the H&SS Academic Advisory Center (AAC) and the faculty advisor for that minor.

To discuss the possibilities of declaring other non-H&SS minors contact the advisor listed for that particular minor.

In general, unless noted, no course taken to fulfill requirements for these interdepartmental minors may apply toward any other program's requirements.

 

The Minor in African and African American Studies

Edda L. Fields-Black, Faculty Advisor
Undergraduate Advisor: Naum Kats
Office: Baker Hall 240

Mission

The African and African American Studies minor will expose students to the following regions: sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Broad geographic coverage and a comparative framework encourage students to make connections between Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as among Diasporan communities. The minor offers undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake an empirical and theoretical examination of the cultural, political, social, and historical experiences of Africans and people of African descent. This unique minor brings together departments and colleges within the university and allows students to develop analytical skills particular to the arts, humanities, social sciences, public policy, and management. The African and African American Studies minor is also designed to allow students a considerable degree of freedom in their choice of electives and independent research projects, including opportunities to study and conduct research in a relevant foreign language.

Requirements
  • The minor is composed of 54 units - two core courses and four elective courses.
  • The elective courses must include one project course.
  • Students may take an additional two core courses as electives, but not more than four total courses.
  • Students must take courses in at least two of the four regions (African, African American, Latin American, and the Caribbean) between their core and elective courses.
18 unitsCore Courses
African
79-226 Introduction to African History: Earliest Times to 1780 9
79-227 Introduction to African History: 1780-1994 9

 

African American
76-232 African American Literature 9
76-332 African American Literature 9
79-241 Topics in African American History: African Background to the Civil War 9
79-242 Topics in African American History: Reconstruction to the Present 9

 

Caribbean
79-220 Development of European Culture 9
36 unitsElective Courses
African
79-162 Freshman Seminar: "Slavery" and "Freedom" in African History? 9
79-237 Comparative Slavery 9
79-290 States/Stateless Societies and Nationalism in West Africa 6
79-291 Globalization in East African History 6
79-385 The Making of the African Diaspora * 9
79-386 Entrepreneurs in Africa, Past, Present and Future * 9
82-304 The Francophone World ** 9
88-370 African Politics 9

 

African American
57-480 /79-357 History of Black American Music * 6
76-333 African American Studies 9
76-432 Advanced Seminar in African American Studies * 9
79-237 Comparative Slavery 9
79-243 African American Women's History 9
79-286 Gandhi and King: Nonviolent Leadership in a Globalized World 9
79-304 African Americans in Pittsburgh 6
79-371 African American Urban History 9

 

Caribbean
79-235 Caribbean Cultures 9
79-237 Comparative Slavery 9
79-295 Race Relations in the Atlantic World 9
79-385 The Making of the African Diaspora * 9
82-304 The Francophone World ** 9
82-454 The Hispanic Caribbean: Rhyme, Reason and Song ** 9

 

Latin American
79-317 Art, Anthropology and Empire 9
82-343 Latin America: Language and Culture 9
82-451 Studies in Latin American Literature and Culture 9

Notes:

* Denotes courses that require a research paper/project and fulfill requirement for project course

** Denotes courses taught in a foreign language


 

 

The Minor in Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor: Peter Madsen
Office: Hamburg Hall 2108A

Human activities can have large-scale and long-term consequences for environmental quality. The thoughtful analysis of these consequences is required if we desire a sustainable society. The minor in Environmental Studies is designed to provide students with the interdisciplinary background and skills necessary to understand environmental issues. It emphasizes three general areas: humanities, social sciences, and technology and natural science. The humanities emphasis concerns the ethical, legal, and historical basis of environmental concerns. The social science area concentrates on the economic and political nature of environmental problems. The technology and natural science focus includes the exploration of the biological, chemical, and physical nature of the environment and the role of technology in both problem creation and problem solution.
 

54-73 unitsCurriculum

The minor in Environmental Studies is offered jointly by the Departments of History and Social and Decision Sciences, with participation by selected departments from the Mellon College of Science and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. The minor requires that students take Biology and Chemistry in the Mellon College of Science or approved environmentally-related science courses at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, minors are required to complete two required core courses, three intermediate (distributional) courses spread across at least two of the areas of emphasis, and one advanced course. The advanced course requirement includes either pre-approved sections of Policy Analysis III or pre-approved sections of the History and Policy Project Course. It is important for students to work closely with the faculty advisor for the minor in order to select the proper mix of courses to fulfill requirements.

With the exception of the minor's science prerequisites, courses taken to fulfill requirements in other major or minor programs may not be applied to the Environmental Studies minor requirements (and vice versa). In the case of the minor's “Advanced Course” requirement, if one of the two advanced courses is being taken to fulfill a requirement for another program, it cannot also be applied to this minor requirement. If it is not possible to take the other advanced course option, the faculty minor advisor will work with the student to identify an alternative course for this requirement.

NOTE: The courses listed below are offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may subsequently develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are deemed appropriate for this minor. The minor faculty advisor should be consulted (especially when the schedule of courses to be offered for a given semester becomes available) to identify such additional courses.

19 unitsScience Prerequisites*
03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I
(equivalent to at least 18 Carnegie Mellon units) at the University of Pittsburgh (see faculty minor advisor)
 10

OR

Pre-approved environmentally-related science courses (equivalent to at least 18 Carnegie Mellon units) which may also be taken at the University of Pittsburgh (see faculty minor advisor).

* These science courses may double count with other major and minor requirements.

18 unitsRequired Courses
Units
73-148 Environmental Economics 9
80-244 Environmental Ethics 9
27 unitsIntermediate (Distributional) Requirements

Complete three courses in at least two of these areas: Science and Technology, Social Science, and Humanities. Only one of the three courses can be an introductory course (as indicated below by an asterisk).

Science and Technology Area
12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering * 12
12-651 Air Quality Engineering 9
19-101 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy * 12
19-448 Science, Technology & Ethics 9
19-650 Climate and Energy: Science, Economics and Public Policy 9
24-424 Energy and the Environment 9
88-391 Technology and Economic Growth 9

 

Social Sciences Area
73-358 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources 9
88-220 Policy Analysis I 9
88-221 Policy Analysis II 9
90-765 Cities, Techonology and the Environment 6
90-798 Environmental Policy & Planning 12
90-808 Energy Policy 6
90-828 Economics of Global Warming 12

 

Humanities Area
76-319 Environmental Rhetoric 9
76-476 Rhetoric of Science 9
79-289 Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas 9
79-372 Perspectives on the Urban Environment 9
79-374 American Environmental History: Critical Issues 9
79-375 China's Environmental Crisis 9
79-377 Food, Culture, and Power: A History of Eating 9
80-244 Environmental Ethics 9
 9 unitsAdvanced Course
88-222 Policy Analysis Senior Project 12
(additional courses may be approved in consultation with the advisor.) 

 

 

The Minor in European Studies

Faculty Advisors: Kenya C. Dworkin (Hispanic Studies), Chris Hallstein (German), or Bonnie Youngs (French & Francophone Studies)
 

Offered jointly by Modern Languages and History, the Minor in European Studies is a unique interdisciplinary program that seeks to develop and enhance students' understanding of European societies and cultures. It aims to train students in literature and language, cultural history and the arts, as well as related areas of professional opportunity. It offers substantive knowledge of Western European society through two approaches. First, it provides a foundation in one of the continental Western European languages. Second, it encourages comparative inquiry across boundaries of time, nation, and scholarly discipline.

54 unitsCurriculum

Offered jointly by the Departments of Modern Languages and History.

European Studies minors must take two prerequisite courses (18 units) in the same foreign language (French, Spanish, or German) or demonstrate the equivalent in language ability through the Carnegie Mellon Language Placement Test. The requirements include a minimum of 54 units of core courses. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Study Abroad Program.

Students are urged to check with the Minor Advisor in selecting courses for this major.

27 unitsI. Core Courses in Modern Languages

Starting at the intermediate level or higher, 3 courses are to be completed in the same language area: French, German, or Spanish.


Complete two courses in a 200-level language sequence* 18 units
82-2xx 200-level language course 
82-2xx 200-level language course 

* Students who place out of 200-level language courses must take at least two 300-level courses or a combination of 300 and 400 level language courses.

Complete one 300-level language course 9 units
82-3xx 300-level language course 
27 units Core Courses in History
79-207 Development of European Culture 9
9 unitsPre-20th Century European History

 

Complete one 200-level (or above) course in Pre-20th century European history.
79-2xx/3xx Pre-20th century European History course 
9 unitsEuropean History

 

Complete one 300-level course in European history.
79-3xx European History course 

 

The Minor in Film and Media Studies

Faculty Advisor: David Shumway
Office to declare the minor: Baker Hall 259

Film and the electronic media have become a crucial part of contemporary culture and society; they constitute an important tool for under-standing social arrangements, historical changes, and play an increasingly important role in the development of aesthetic and cultural theory. The H&SS minor in Film and Media Studies takes an interdisci-plinary approach to the study of film and other electronic media. Courses provide techniques for analyzing and criticizing film and other media, for assessing their value as historical, anthropological and social scientific data, and for understanding the aesthetic and philosophical premises of various media texts. In addition, students may take courses in the processes of film-making, offered through special arrangement with the Pittsburgh Filmmakers (a non-profit media arts center, operating since 1971, that provides workshops, seminars, screenings, exhibitions, and training programs in the media and photographic arts).

Courses taken to fulfill requirements for other major or minor programs may not be applied to the Film and Media Studies Minor requirements.

54 UnitsCurriculum

The courses listed below are offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may subsequently develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are deemed appropriate for this minor. The minor faculty advisor should be consulted (especially when the schedule of courses to be offered for a given semester becomes available) to identify such additional courses.

9 UnitsIntroductory Course
76-239 Introduction to Film Studies (prerequisite for 76-439) 9
9 UnitsRequired Intermediate Course
76-339 Advanced Film and Media Studies
(May be taken up to three times and counted for additional credit toward Intermediate Courses if topics differ)
 9
27 UnitsIntermediate Courses

Complete a minimum of 27 units of course work, chosen in any combination from the following three course groups. (All courses are 9 units unless otherwise indicated).

1. Film and the Study of Society
76-238 Media and Film Studies 9
82-296 A Century of Russian Film 9

 

2. Film and Anthropology
79-278 Rights to Representation: Indigenous People and their Media 9

 

3. Filmmaking
76-269 Survey of Forms: Screenwriting 9
FM 200 Intermediate Filmmaking (please go to CFA 100 to register for this course) 

Other 200 or 300 level courses in English, History, and Modern Languages can be counted in this category when their primary topic is film and media. Please consult the minor faculty advisor.

9 UnitsAdvanced Courses

Complete one advanced course that concentrates on film directly or that uses it as a tool of social or cultural analysis. One additional advanced course may be taken in place of an intermediate course.

FM 301 Advanced Filmmaking (please go to CFA 100 to register for this course) 
76-439 Advanced Seminar in Film and Media Studies 9
76-438 Advanced Seminar in American Literary and Cultural Studies 9
76-469 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop 9
82-491 Literature, Politics and Film in Russia & East Europe Today NaN

 

The Minor in Gender Studies

Faculty Advisor: Kristina Straub
Office to declare minor: English, Baker Hall 259

Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field that investigates how gender is embedded in social, cultural, and political relationships. It understands gender as a category of power that intersects with other power relations, including race, class, and sexuality. Courses allow students to develop a deeper understanding of how gender operates, and to transfer the analytical skills they acquire to other courses as well as to their personal and professional lives. The minor combines coursework in English, history, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, economics, and modern languages.

Courses taken to fulfill requirements in other major or minor programs may not be applied to the Gender Studies minor requirements (and vice versa).

54 unitsCurriculum

The courses listed below are offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are appropriate for the study of gender. Consult the minor advisor to confirm the relevance of unlisted, gender-focused courses.

18 unitsRequired Introductory Courses

Complete one of the following (9 units):

76-241 Introduction to Gender Studies 9
79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America 9

and one of the following (9 units)

79-244 Women in American History 9
79-320 Women, Politics, and Protest 9

 

27 unitsElective Intermediate Courses
76-241 Introduction to Gender Studies * 9
76-245 Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies 9
76-341 Advanced Gender Studies 9
79-243 African American Women's History 9
79-244 Women in American History * 9
79-320 Women, Politics, and Protest * 9
79-322 Family and Gender in Russian History 9
79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America * 9
85-221 Principles of Child Development 9
85-352 Evolutionary Psychology 9
*if not taken as required introductory course 
9 unitsElective Advanced Courses
76-412 18th Century Literary and Cultural Studies 9
76-422 Theories of Sexuality and Gender 9
79-379 Extreme Ethnography 9
82-407 The Arts in Society Var.

As an alternative, in extenuating circumstances, students may substitute another 9-unit course from the “Intermediate Course” list above with the approval of the minor faculty advisor. Students may also take more than 9 units from the “Advanced Course” list to count for the 54 unit total. For information about additional course offerings, contact Kristina Straub, ks3t@andrew.cmu.edu, 268-6458.

 

The Minor in Global Systems and Management

Faculty Advisor: Carol Young
Office: PH 222F

Graduates across all disciplines are increasingly likely to find themselves working as part of a global development team on a wide variety of business, consumer, and intellectual products and services.

The Global Systems and Management minor (GSM) is intended for students wishing to develop skills essential for participating in emerging opportunities in global business systems, systems development, product development and global project management. GSM exposes students to contemporary issues and practices facing organizations, managers and individuals working on a global scale across political, cultural and temporal boundaries.  GSM presents an opportunity for students to learn about being part of an organization that works globally with its employees, business partners, customers and supply chains. 

Students will learn about global project management, outsourcing and cross-cultural communications from theoretical and practical viewpoints. An organized elective structure enables students to tailor the minor reflect their specific interests.

54 unitsCurriculum

GSM is offered jointly across the departments and programs of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with participation from the Tepper School of Business. The minor is administered by the H&SS Information Systems program. The minor requires students to complete one Information Systems course (67-329), two courses in Communications, one or two courses in Humanities, Heritage and Culture and one or two courses in International Management.

Students are encouraged to complete a semester of study abroad.  A wide variety of courses completed at appropriate foreign institutions as part of semester abroad can be substituted for any requirement except for 67-329.  The GSM advisor should be consulted before embarking on the semester of study abroad to identify an appropriate course or courses at the foreign institution that can be used to provide an appropriate substitute for the minor requirement.

NOTE: The courses listed below appear to be offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may subsequently develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are deemed appropriate for GSM. The GSM advisor should be consulted to identify such additional courses. Additionally, students may develop and submit to the GSM advisor customized plans that substantially meet the requirements of this minor while allowing the student a personally-crafted learning experience. Proposals should generally be developed no later than the sophomore year, and the minor program started no later than junior year. Proposals will be evaluated for clarity of focus, coherence and depth in areas related to global project development and viability within the context of the College and University. Approval must be obtained prior to begin a customized course of study.

DOUBLE COUNTING: Students may apply one course taken to fulfill a requirement in another major or minor program toward the GSM minor.

Core Course
67-329 Contemporary Themes in Global Systems 9

18 unitsCommunications

Complete two courses:
70-340 Business Communications 9
70-342 Managing Across Cultures 9
76-270 Writing for the Professions 9
76-318 Communicating in the Global Marketplace 9
76-386 Language & Culture 9
85-375 Crosscultural Psychology 9
9-18 unitsHumanities, Heritage and Culture

Complete courses totaling 9-18 units (generally 1 or 2 courses), defined as History Department courses that are 200-level or above covering international/regional studies that are outside of U.S. history; or Modern Languages Department courses that are also 200-level or above, also covering international or regional studies (but not including elementary or intermediate language courses).

9-18 unitsInternational Management
Complete courses totaling 9-18 units (generally 1 or 2 courses).
67-331 Technology Consulting in the Global Community 
70-342 Managing Across Cultures 9
70-365 International Trade and International Law 9
70-430 International Management 9
70-480 International Marketing 9
73-371 International Trade and Economic Development 9
73-372 International Money and Finance 9
88-326 Theories of International Relations 9
88-384 Conflict and Conflict Resolution in International Relations 9
88-410 The Global Economy: A User's Guide 9
88-411 The Rise of the Asian Economies 9
88-412 Economics of Global Warming 9
88-415 Global Competitiveness: Firms Nations, and Technological Change 9
88-357 Comparative Foreign Policy: China, Russia, and the US 9
88-359 Globalization 9
88-378 International Economics 9

 

 

Minor in Health Care Policy and Management

Sponsored by:
H. John Heinz III College
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Faculty Advisors:
Caroline Acker, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Brenda Peyser, H. John Heinz III College
Justin Crowley, Mellon College of Science

The face of health care is changing. The practice of medicine is being fundamentally altered by the forces of change in public policy, health care organizations and in the industry as a whole. The role of individual professionals in this industry is changing as rapidly as the industry itself. Traditional career paths have disappeared overnight to be replaced by new opportunities that require new skills. New organizations are placing new demands on their professional and medical staffs. The criteria of efficiency and financial stability are entering the domains of diagnosis and treatment.

This minor is designed to provide students considering a career in the health professions with an understanding of how these changes are likely to affect their careers. Students will become familiar with the critical policy and management issues and will begin to learn to operate effectively in the emerging health care environment. The curriculum combines economic, organizational, managerial, historical and psychological perspectives on these issues to provide a foundation for a deepened understanding of the changing structure of health care organizations and policy.

60 units minimumCurriculum

Seven courses (a minimum of 60 units) are required to complete this minor. Entry into the minor requires completion of 73-100 Principles of Economics or 88-220 Policy Analysis I or the equivalent by approval.

39 unitsRequired Courses 
Students are required to take the following courses.
79-330 Medicine and Society 9
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27 units

Elective Courses

Complete a minimum of 27 units.

Heinz College Courses
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Humanities and Social Sciences Courses (9 units each)
76-494 Healthcare Communications 9
79-335 Drug Use and Drug Policy 9
79-383 Epidemic Disease and Public Health 9
80-245 Medical Ethics 9
80-247 Ethics and Global Economics 9
85-241 Social Psychology 9
85-442 Health Psychology 9
85-446 Psychology of Gender 9

Please note that some of these courses have prerequisites that will not count toward the completion of the requirements for this minor.

 

The Minor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Steven Klepper, Faculty Advisor
Emily Half, Academic Advisor; ehalf@andrew.cmu.edu, Baker Hall A60C, 412-268-7082

The pace of technological change has been steadily increasing over the last 100 to 200 years, if not longer. The ability of nations to grow and prosper economically is dependent on their ability to harness the forces of technological change. Today it is common to speak of the knowledge economy in which the success of firms depends on their ability to manage innovation and technological change. Regions all aspire to be the next Silicon Valley and enact all kinds of policies to lure and support innovative firms. Technological change pervades our lives, entering nearly every decision we make. The goal of the minor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (IEE) is to equip students to understand the forces underlying and unleashed by technological change in order to become better decision–makers, managers, policy analysts, and researchers. IEE is available to undergraduate students in all colleges.

This interdisciplinary and interdepartmental minor, composed of courses offered in various departments and colleges throughout the university, is offered through the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In order to complete the minor, students must take six courses: two core courses, and four electives. At most one of these courses may double-count with another major or minor.

54 unitsCurriculum
18 unitsRequired Courses

At least two of the courses must come from the following list of core courses:

Core Courses
70-416 New Venture Creation 9
70-418 Financing Entrepreneurship Ventures 9
73-474 The Economics of Ideas: Growth, Innovation and Intellectual Property 9
79-342 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies 9
88-343 Economics of Technological Change 9
88-345 Perspectives on Industrial Research and Development 9
88-347 Complex Technological Systems: Past, Present, and Future 9
88-371 Entrepreneurship, Regulation and Technological Change 9
88-391 Technology and Economic Growth 9
88-410 The Global Economy: A User's Guide 9
88-411 The Rise of the Asian Economies 9
88-413 Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, & Policy in the US 1776-2076 9
36 units
Electives

The other four required courses can come from the above list of core courses or the following courses that were developed in whole or part for the minor:

Elective Courses
05-320 Social Web 12
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15-390 Entrepreneurship for Computer Science 9
19-402 Telecommunications, Technology Policy & Management 12
19-448 Science, Technology & Ethics 9
19-609 Public Policy and Regulation 9
19-662 Special Topics: Technology and Development in China & India 12
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24-484 Decision Tools for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship 12
60-540 The Artist as Entrepreneur 3
67-329 Contemporary Themes in Global Systems 9
70-415 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 9
70-417 Topics in Entrepreneurship 9
73-148 Environmental Economics 9
73-474 The Economics of Ideas: Growth, Innovation and Intellectual Property 9
79-246 Industrial America 9
79-289 Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas 9
79-334 Law, Ethics, and the Life Sciences 9
79-372 Perspectives on the Urban Environment 9
79-386 Entrepreneurs in Africa, Past, Present and Future 9
88-378 International Economics 9
88-412 Economics of Global Warming 9
88-415 Global Competitiveness: Firms Nations, and Technological Change 9
88-419 Negotiation 9
88-423 Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation 9

Students can also nominate up to two courses outside of the above two lists to qualify toward the six courses required for the minor. These courses must be directly relevant to the minor. A student must submit and have approved a petition for a course outside the above lists to qualify for the minor.

NOTE: Some courses have additional prerequisites.

 

The Minor in Linguistics

Tom Werner, Director
Office: Baker Hall 155F
Email: twerner@andrew.cmu.edu

Linguistics is the study of human language, and it encompasses a broad spectrum of research questions, approaches and methodologies. Some linguists are concerned with the cognitive aspects of language learning, production and comprehension; some are concerned with language as a social and cultural phenomenon; others engage in the analysis of linguistic form and meaning, some from a functional and others from a formal perspective. There are also computational approaches to linguistics with both applied and theoretical goals.

The interdepartmental Minor in Linguistics is sponsored by the departments of English, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Psychology and the Language Technologies Institute. It synthesizes the linguistics related offerings in these departments and provides students with an academic experience that reflects both the interdisciplinary character of the subject and its cross-departmental representation at CMU.

Curriculum

The Linguistics Minor requires a total of 6 courses. All courses counted towards the Minor must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of "C" or above. For H&SS students, up to 2 of these courses may be counted also as satisfying the College's General Education requirements (as long as the double-counting maximum established by the college is not exceeded), with permission of the Director.

Introductory course
80-180 Nature of Language 9
Fundamental Skills

Take one course from two of the following core subject areas:

Sounds
80-282 Phonetics and Phonology 9

Structure
80-280 Nature of Language 9
76-389 Rhetorical Grammar 9
80-283 Syntax and Discourse 9

Meaning
80-381 Meaning in Language 9
80-383 Language in Use 9
76-385 Introduction to Discourse Analysis 9
Electives

Take three additional courses. These can be additional courses from the Fundamental Skills category above, or any other course which is approved by the Director as a linguistics elective. Listed below are the additional electives taught on a regular basis. Other appropriate courses are offered irregularly or on a one-off basis. The Director will provide students with a list of possible electives each semester.

Electives are listed below with an indication of the broad areas into which they fall. Students are free to select any configuration of courses from any areas. The Director will assist students in selecting electives which are consistent with their goals and interests.

Language Learning and Cognition
76-378 Literacy: Educational Theory and Community Practice 9
76-420 Process of Reading and Writing 9
80-281 Language and Thought 9
82-480 Social and Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism 9
82-280 Learning About Language Learning 9
82-383 Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Research 9
82-388 Understanding Second Language Fluency 9
82-488 Lanuage Learing in a Study Abroad Context 9
85-354 Infant Language Development 9
85-421 Language and Thought 9

Discourse, Society and Culture
76-318 Communicating in the Global Marketplace 9
76-325 Topics in Rhetoric 9
76-373 Topics in Rhetoric: Argument 9
76-385 Introduction to Discourse Analysis 9
76-386 Language & Culture 9
76-457 Topics in Language Study: Historical Linguistics 9
82-273 Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture 9
82-305 French in its Social Contexts 9
82-311 Arabic Language and Culture I 9
82-312 Arabic Language and Culture II 9
82-333 Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture 9
82-345 Introduction to Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies 9
82-378 Japanese Conversation Analysis 9
82-476 Japanese Discourse Analysis 9

Linguistic Analysis & Conceptual Foundations
80-380 Philosophy of Language 9
82-373 Structure of the Japanese Language 9
82-442 Analysis of Spoken Spanish 9
82-444 The Structure of Spanish 9
80-382 Linguistics of Germanic Languages 9
11-721 Grammars and Lexicons 12
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Language Technologies
11-411 Natural Language Processing 12
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11-761 Language and Statistics 12
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15-492 Special Topic: Speech Processing 12

Notes

Course numbers 82-305, 82-311, 82-312, 82-378, 82-476, 82-477, 82-373, 82-442, 82-444 are taught in the language of analysis.

All 11-xxx and 15-xxx courses have significant Computer Science prerequisites. Interested students should check with the course instructor before registering.

 

The Minor in Religious Studies

Faculty Advisor: David Miller
Undergraduate Advisor: Naum Kats
Office: Baker Hall 240

The Religious Studies minor provides the student with a range of intellectual tools with which to think about religious ideas, behaviors and institutions. A further objective is to enable the student to build a base of knowledge which extends beyond any one particular religious tradition. The minor consists of six courses, totaling at least 54 units.

No more than 9 units of courses in the minor can be double-counted to fulfill requirements for any other minor or major.

54 unitsCurriculum

In addition to the general education requirements of the student's college and the requirements of the student's major, Religious Studies minors must satisfy the requirements as outlined below.

The “required” course listed below is offered regularly; the “distribution” and “elective” courses are offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may subsequently develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are deemed appropriate for this minor. The minor faculty advisor should be consulted (especially when the schedule of courses to be offered for a given semester becomes available) to identify such additional courses.

9 unitsCore Course

This required course introduces a variety of methods of religious inquiry such as philosophy of religion, sociological and behavioral approaches to religion, historical analysis of religious subject matter, literary and critical analysis of religious texts, theological modes of thought, and anthropological treatments of religion.

79-281 Introduction to Religion 9
18 unitsDistribution Requirements

Complete two courses that are not from the same disciplinary approaches. Examples are listed below. Please see the faculty advisor for other options. Each of the courses that may be chosen to fulfill this requirement takes a specific disciplinary approach to religion and deals with subject matter which is not specific to one religious tradition.

Anthropological Approaches
79-310 Religions of China 9


Historical Approaches
79-307 Religion and Politics in the Middle East 9
79-353 Religious Identities and Religious Conflicts in 19th Century Europe 9


Philosophical Approaches
80-276 Philosophy of Religion 9


Textual Approaches
76-346 Renaissance Studies 9
: Angels and Diplomats 
79-325 Art and Religion 9
27 unitsElective Courses

Complete courses totaling at least 27 units. In addition to the Carnegie Mellon courses listed below, electives may be chosen from among any of the courses listed above under “Distribution requirements” that were not used to fulfill that requirement.

76-330 Medieval Literature 9
76-430 Medieval Literature 9
79-202 Flesh and Spirit: Early Modern Europe, 1400-1750 9
79-254 Topics in the Jewish Diaspora: The Jewish Diaspora in Latin America 9
79-349 The Holocaust in Historical Perpective 9
79-350 Early Christianity 9
79-352 Christendom Divided: The Protestant and Catholic Reformation 1450-1650 9
82-313 Readings in Islamic History 9

Students may cross-register for relevant electives at other Pittsburgh institutions with the permission of the faculty advisor for the religious studies minor.

 

The Minor in Science, Technology and Society

Faculty Advisor: Jay Aronson,
Undergraduate Advisor: Naum Kats
Office: Baker Hall 240

This minor provides varied perspectives on the development and meaning of science and technology in modern society. The core courses provide for the exploration of the philosophical underpinnings, cultural and historical contexts, and economic and literary assessments of the interplay among science, technology and society. Elective courses allow students to pursue more deeply subjects and approaches that build on both core courses and students' primary majors.

Courses taken to fulfill requirements in other major or minor programs may not be applied to this minor and vice versa.

54 unitsCurriculum
27 unitsCore Courses

Complete one course from Area 1, two from Area 2, and 3 Electives.

Area 1. Language and Rhetoric in Science and Technology 9 units
51-326 Documenting the Visual 9
76-319 Environmental Rhetoric 9
76-395 Science Writing 9
76-425 Science in the Public Sphere 9
76-476 Rhetoric of Science 9
76-492 Rhetoric of Public Policy 9

 

Area 2. History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Technology (18 units)
79-333 Biology and Society: Evolution Animal Experimentation and Eugenics 9
79-330 Medicine and Society 9
79-334 Law, Ethics, and the Life Sciences 9
79-342 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies 9
79-382 History of Biomedical Research 9
80-226 Revolutions in Science 9
80-323 Philosophy of Biology 9
 
 

 

27 unitsElectives

Complete three courses from the approved list of elective courses. Courses listed in Areas 1, 2 and 3 may also be taken as electives if not already completed for an Area requirement. For a listing of approved courses, consult the description of the Minor in Science, Technology and Society on the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' webpage (http://www.hss.cmu.edu/index.html), or contact the faculty advisor directly at aronson@andrew.cmu.edu.

15-xxx Special Topics 9-12
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18-482 Telecommunications, Technology Policy & Management 12
19-448 Science, Technology & Ethics 9
Course 39-100 not found. - will not be displayed.
48-448 History of Sustainable Architecture 9
79-289 Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas 9
79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America 9
79-332 Medical Anthropology 9
79-335 Drug Use and Drug Policy 9
80-245 Medical Ethics 9
79-383 Epidemic Disease and Public Health 9
80-247 Ethics and Global Economics 9
80-341 Computers, Society and Ethics 9
85-380 In Search of Mind: The History of Psychology 9
88-343 Economics of Technological Change 9

 

The Minor in Sociology

Faculty Advisor, David Hounshell
Program Advisor, Connie Angermeier
Office: Porter Hall 208A

The Sociology minor provides the student with a solid introduction to the central concepts in sociological theory and a grounding in the methods of empirical inquiry needed to understand societies, their histories, and how they change over time. Students choose among selected topics including social psychology, work and organizations, social networks, technology and society, medical sociology, and gender and family. Exposure to these topics will help students understand and appreciate the processes by which families, groups, and organizations form and evolve over time; by which individuals affect and are affected by the society in which they live; and by which technology and institutions shape and influence society. This background in empirical tools and social theory will strengthen students' ability to enter graduate studies in sociology, social history, social science, and organizational theory; to begin professional careers involving social analysis, network analysis, data analysis of teams, groups and organizations, social analysis within journalism, political institutions, the government; and to enter the corporate environment with a thorough understanding of organizational activity.

54 unitsCurriculum

In addition to the general education requirements of the student's college and the requirements of the student's major, Sociology minors must satisfy the following requirements. The Core courses comprise 18 units of the minor. One course is taken from the Organizations cluster, and one course is taken from the Methodology cluster. The Elective courses comprise 36 units of the minor. Sociology minors should consult with the program advisor to plan a course schedule prior to registration.

NOTE: The core courses are offered regularly; the elective courses are offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may subsequently develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are deemed appropriate for this minor. The program advisor should be consulted (especially when the schedule of courses to be offered for a given semester becomes available) to identify such additional courses.

No more than 9 units in the Sociology minor may be counted to fulfill any other major or minor's requirements.

Core Courses 18 units
a. Organizations

Complete one course.
70-311 Organizational Behavior 9
88-260 Organizations 9

b. Methodology

Complete one course.
36-202 Statistical Methods 9
70-208 Regression Analysis 9
85-340 Research Methods in Social Psychology 9
88-251 Empirical Research Methods 9
 
 
 
36 unitsElective Courses

Complete four courses from the following list. Two courses (18 units) must be taken from one category to complete the depth requirement. One course (9 units) must be taken from the other category. The remaining course (9 units) may be taken from either category. Appropriate courses offered by the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh (available during the academic year through cross-registration) may also be included as part of this option. Contact the Sociology program advisor for more information.

1. Sociology of Gender, Family, and Culture
70-342 Managing Across Cultures 9
79-244 Women in American History 9
79-261 Chinese Culture and Society 9
79-305 Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities, Public Policy, 1800-1967 9
79-306 Delinquency, Crime and Juvenile Justice, 1967 to the Present 9
79-308 18th Century China Through Literature 9
79-320 Women, Politics, and Protest 9
79-322 Family and Gender in Russian History 9
79-323 Family Gender and Sexuality in European History, 500-1800 9
79-329 History of Feminist Theory 9
79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America 9
79-332 Medical Anthropology 9
79-338 Education and Social Reform 9
79-339 The Politics of American Military Recruitment: Historical Perspectives 9
79-340 Who Shall Play? Gender and Race in American Sport 9
79-343 History of American Urban Life 9
79-368 Poverty, Charity, and Welfare 9
79-377 Food, Culture, and Power: A History of Eating 9
79-379 Extreme Ethnography 9
80-230 Ethical Theory 9
80-245 Medical Ethics 9
80-305 Rational Choice 9
85-241 Social Psychology 9
85-446 Psychology of Gender 9


2. Sociology of Work, Organizations, and Technology
70-332 Business, Society and Ethics 9
70-414 Technology Based Entrepreneurship for CIT 9
73-432 Economics of Education 9
79-342 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies 9
80-291 Issues in Multimedia Authoring 9
80-341 Computers, Society and Ethics 9
88-222 Policy Analysis Senior Project 12
88-341 Organizational Communication 9
88-345 Perspectives on Industrial Research and Development 9
88-347 Complex Technological Systems: Past, Present, and Future 9
88-371 Entrepreneurship, Regulation and Technological Change 9
88-391 Technology and Economic Growth 9
88-413 Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, & Policy in the US 1776-2076 9
88-415 Global Competitiveness: Firms Nations, and Technological Change 9
88-419 Negotiation 9
88-423 Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation 9

Note: Some courses have additional prerequisites.