Carnegie Mellon Engineering




Curriculum and Organizations

Global learning doesn't have to be abroad but can happen here on Carnegie Mellon's campus. The following the college's general education-acceptable courses, minors, and university-wide international courses can offer students a richer global understanding. You can also get involved with globally-focused student organizations.

 

Minors with a Global Focus

All of the following minors, except the Global Engineering minor, can also be second majors.

  • Global Engineering
  • Chinese Studies
  • European Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • German
  • Global Politics
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese
  • Russian Studies
  • Social and Cultural History

 

Courses

The following global courses count toward the College of Engineering's general education requirements in the humanistic category.

  • 70-342, Managing Across Cultures
  • 79-011, European History AP Credit
  • 79-104, Introduction to World History
  • 79-113, Culture and Identity in American Society
  • 79-207, Development of European Culture
  • 79-225, Religions of China
  • 79-226, History and Cultures of East Asia
  • 79-227, History of World Architecture
  • 79-233, The United States and the Middle East since 1945
  • 79-237, City Histories: Delhi and London
  • 79-241, African-American History I
  • 79-270, Chinese Culture and Society
  • 79-271, Modern China
  • 79-272, Modern Japan: 1868 to the present
  • 79-280, Russian History from the First to the Last Tsar
  • 79-281, Modern Soviet History: From Communism to Capitalism
  • 79-294, The Making of the African Diaspora in the New World
  • 82-182, Language and Culture: Language in Its Social Context
  • 82-193, The Faust Legend from Europe to Russia
  • 82-226, Intensive German Language and Culture
  • 82-246, Intensive Spanish Language and Culture
  • 82-273, Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture
  • 82-276, Intensive Japanese Language and Culture
  • 82-303, French Culture
  • 82-325, Introduction to German Studies
  • 82-333, Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
  • 82-336, Intensive Chinese Language and Culture
  • 82-342, Spain: Language and Culture
  • 82-343, Latin America: Language and Culture
  • 82-384, Language and Culture: Language in its Social Context

 

University-Wide International Courses

College of Engineering students may choose to take classes from the following list to further expand your global experience.

  • 12-100, Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 12-651, Air Quality Engineering
  • 12-713, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering Design
  • 19-424, Energy and the Environment
  • 19-611, Global Competitiveness: Firms, Nations and Technological Change
  • 19-622, Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
  • 19-665, Materials for Energy Storage
  • 48-240, Historical Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism
  • 48-315, Environment I: Climate & Energy
  • 48-343, American Built Environment Since 1860
  • 48-448, History of Sustainable Architecture
  • 51-371, Design & Social Change
  • 57-173, Survey of Western Music History
  • 70-343, Managing Across Cultures
  • 70-365, International Trade and International Law
  • 70-398, International Finance
  • 70-480, International Marketing
  • 76-319, Environmental Rhetoric
  • 76-332, African American Literature
  • 76-337, World Literature
  • 79212, China and Its Neighbors
  • 79-233, The United States and the Middle East since 1945
  • 79-235, Caribbean Cultures
  • 79-250, Mahatma Gandhi and the Long American Civil Rights Movement
  • 79-255, Irish History
  • 79-258, French History: From the Revolution to De Gaulle
  • 79-261, Chinese Culture and Society
  • 79-266, Russian History: From Communism to Capitalism
  • 79-275, Introduction to Global Studies
  • 79-280, Experiencing Globalization
  • 79-282, Europe and the World
  • 79-289, Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas
  • 79-298, Global Justice
  • 79-309, 20th Century China Through Film
  • 79-374, American Environmental History: Critical Issues
  • 80-244, Environmental Ethics
  • 88-359, Globalization
  • 88-362, Diplomacy and Statecraft
  • 88-384, Conflict and Conflict Resolution in International Relations
  • 88-411, The Rise of the Asian Economies
  • 99-238, Materials, Energy and Environment

A list of globally-oriented student organizations is available at CMU's Global Student Organizations page.