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Special Electives

Each term the list of courses which fulfill the B.A. "Special Electives" requirement changes to reflect the University's course offerings.

 

SPRING 2014 LIST OF "SPECIAL ELECTIVES"

  • 19-402: (Engineering and Public Policy) Telecommunications, Technology Policy, and Management (CL 18-482, 19-722)
  • 79-222 (History): Between Revolutions: The Development of Modern Latin America
  • 79-226 (History): Russian History: From Communism to Capitalism
  • 79-288 (History): Bananas, Baseball, and Borders: Latin America and the United States
  • 79-335 (History): Drug Use and Drug Policy
  • 79-343 (History): History of American Urban Life
  • 79-354 (History): Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the United States (CL-88-413)
  • 79-367 (History): Economy, the State, and Education” 1714-2014
  • 79-394 (History): Urban Revitalization
  • 88-367 (Social and Decision Sciences): Behavior Economics in the "Wild"
  • 88-371 (Social and Decision Sciences): Entrepreneurship, Regulation and Technological Change
  • 88-402 (Social and Decision Sciences): Modeling Complex Social Systems
  • 88-435 (Social and Decision Sciences): Analysis of Uncertain Social Systems
  • 90-733 (Heinz School): Urban Development
  • 90-734 (Heinz School): Urban Policy
  • 90-748 (Heinz School): Real Estate Development
  • 90-792 (Heinz School): Applied Demography

 

 

fall 2013 list of "Special Electives"

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-221 (History): Development and Democracy in Latin America
  • 79-224 (History): Women in American History
  • 79-300 (History): History of American Public Policy
  • 79-343 (History): History of American Urban Life
  • 79-344 (History): American Consumer Culture
  • 80-130 (Philosophy): Introduction to Ethics
  • 80-235 (Philosophy): Political Philosophy
  • 80-305 (Philosophy): Rational Choice
  • 80-337 (Philosophy): Philosophy Politics and Economics
  • 88-759 (Social and Decision Sciences): Globalization
  • 88-387 (Social and Decision Sciences): Social Norms and Economics
  • 88-391/90-756 (Social and Decision Sciences/Heinz School): Technology and Economic Growth
  • 88-411/90-752 (Social and Decision Sciences/Heinz School): The Rise of the Asian Economies
  • 88-619 (Social and Decision Sciences): Negotiation
  • 90-743 (Heinz School): Urban and Regional Economic Growth
  • 90-767 (Heinz School): Welfare Policy
  • 90-791 (Heinz School): Law and Economics
  • 90-795 (Heinz School): Labor Economic Policy
  • 90-803 (Heinz School): Environmental Economics
  • 90-808 (Heinz School): Energy Policy
  • 90-810 (Heinz School): Population and Policy
  • 90-816 (Heinz School): Migration Policy

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SPRING 2013 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 19-402 (Engineering and Public Policy): Telecommunications, Technology Policy, and Management (CL 18-482, 19-722)
  • 79-337 (History): China and Europe in the Modern World: The Great Divergence Debate Economic History
  • 79-343 (History): History of American Urban Life
  • 79-354 (History): Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the United States (CL 88-413)
  • 79-372 (History): Perspective on the Urban Environment
  • 79-383 (History): Epidemic Disease and Public Health
  • 79-384 (History): Garbage Gone Global: Managing Surplus, Waste, and Desire
  • 80-221 (Philosophy): Philosophy of Social Science
  • 80-324 (Philosophy): Philosophy Economics
  • 80-405 (Philosophy): Game Theory
  • 80-430 (Philosophy): Ethics and Medical Research
  • 88-402 (Social and Decision Sciences): Modeling Complex Social Systems
  • 88-441 (Social and Decision Sciences): Topics in Industrial Organization - Innovation
  • 90-733 (Heinz School): Urban Development
  • 90-734 (Heinz School): Urban Policy
  • 90-747 (Heinz School): Cost Benefit Analysis
  • 90-758 (Heinz School): Ethics and Public Policy in a Global Society
  • 90-792 (Heinz School): Applied Demography
  • 90-808 (Heinz School): Energy Policy
  • 90-827 (Heinz School): Economics of Development
  • 90-880 (Heinz School): The Strategy and Management of Technological Innovation

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FALL 2012 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-221 (History): Development and Democracy in Latin America
  • 79-226 (History): Industrial America
  • 79-280 (History): Experiencing Globalization
  • 79-300 (History): History of American Public Policy
  • 79-305 (History): Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities, Public Policy 1800-1967
  • 79-343 (History): History of American Urban Life
  • 79-344 (History): American Consumer Culture
  • 80-130 (Philosophy): Introduction to Ethics
  • 80-235 (Philosophy): Political Philosophy
  • 80-305 (Philosophy): Rational Choice
  • 88-387 (Social and Decision Sciences): Social Norms and Economics
  • 88-411/90-752 (Social and Decision Sciences/Heinz School): The Rise of the Asian Economies
  • 88-391/90-756 (Social and Decision Sciences/Heinz School): Technology and Economic Growth
  • 90-743 (Heinz School): Urban and Regional Economic Growth
  • 90-767 (Heinz School): Welfare Policy
  • 90-795 (Heinz School): Labor Economic Policy
  • 90-803 (Heinz School): Environmental Economics
  • 90-808 (Heinz School): Energy Policy

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SPRING 2012 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-231 (History): American Foreign Policy: 1945 - Present
  • 79-330 (History): Medicine and Society
  • 79-354 (History): Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the United States
  • 79-393 (History): Gentrification: Race and Class in Urban History
  • 80-247 (Philosophy): Ethics and Global Economics
  • 88-357 (Social and Decision Sciences): Comparative Foreign Policy: China, Russia and the U.S.
  • 88-413 (Social and Decision Sciences): Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the US 1776-2076
  • 90-734 (Heinz School): Urban Policy
  • 90-747 (Heinz School): Cost Benefit Analysis
  • 90-792 (Heinz School): Applied Demography
  • 90-827 (Heinz School): Economics of Development
  • 94-705 (Heinz School): Health Economics

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FALL 2011 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-221 (History): Development and Democracy in Latin America
  • 79-300 (History): History of American Public Policy
  • 79-305 (History): Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities, Public Policy 1800-1967
  • 79-343 (History): History of American Urban Life
  • 79-344 (History): American Consumer Culture
  • 80-130 (Philosophy): Introduction to Ethics
  • 80-136 (Philosophy): Social Structure, Public Policy and Ethics
  • 80-235 (Philosophy): Political Philosophy
  • 80-305 (Philosophy): Rational Choice
  • 80-377 (Philosophy): Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • 88-413 (Social and Decision Sciences): Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the US 1776-2076
  • 90-743 (Heinz School): Urban and Regional Economic Growth
  • 90-752 (Heinz School): The Rise of East Asian Economies
  • 90-756 (Heinz School): Technology and Economic Growth
  • 90-767 (Heinz School): Welfare Policy
  • 90-803 (Heinz School): Environmental Economics
  • 90-808 (Heinz School): Energy Policy

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SPRING 2011 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-231 (History): American Foreign Policy: 1945 - Present
  • 79-237 (History): Special Topics: Comparative Slavery
  • 79-305 (History): Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities, Public Policy 1800-1967
  • 79-330 (History): Medicine and Society
  • 79-336 (History): Environmental History and Politics Since Silent Spring
  • 79-383 (History): Epidemic Disease and Public Health
  • 80-136 (Philosophy): Social Structure, Public Policy and Ethics
  • 80-221 (Philosophy): Philosophy of Social Science
  • 88-413 (Social and Decision Sciences): Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the US 1776-2076
  • 90-734 (Heinz School): Urban Policy
  • 90-735 (Heinz School): Health Economics
  • 90-747 (Heinz School): Cost Benefit Analysis
  • 90-792 (Heinz School): Applied Demography
  • 90-827 (Heinz School): Economics of Development
  • 90-828 (Heinz School): Economics of Global Warming
  • 94-705 (Heinz School): Health Economics
  • 94-809 (Heinz School): Global Competitiveness: Firms Nations and Technological Change

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FALL 2010 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-375 (History) China's Environmental Crisis (previously 79-278)
  • 79-280 (History) Experiencing Globalization (previously 79-380)
  • 79-289 (History) Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas
  • 79-300 (History) History of Public Policy in the United States (CL 88-202)
  • 79-331 (History) Body Politics: Women and Health in America
  • 79-344 (History) American Consumer Culture
  • 79-372 (History) Cities, Technology and the Environment
  • 79-373 (History) Perspectives on Industrial Research and Development
  • 79-375 (History) China's Environmental Crisis (previously 79-278)
  • 79-386 (History) Entrepreneurs in Africa, Past, present and Future
  • 80-130 (Philosophy) Introduction to Ethics
  • 80-235 (Philosophy) Political Philosophy
  • 80-305 (Philosophy) Rational Choice
  • 80-348 (Philosophy) Health, Development, and Human Rights (previously 80-247)
  • 88-260 (Social and Decision Sciences) Organizations
  • 88-359 (Social and Decision Sciences) Globalization
  • 88-360 (Social and Decision Sciences) Behavioral Economics
  • 88-365 (Social and Decision Sciences) Behavioral Economics and Public Policy
  • 88-387 (Social and Decision Sciences) Social Norms and Economics
  • 88-391 (Social and Decision Sciences) Technology and Economic Growth (CL 90-752)
  • 88-412  (Social and Decision Sciences) Economics of Global Warming
  • 90-752 (Heinz School) The Rise of East Asian Economies

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SPRING 2010 LIST OF SPECIAL ELECTIVES

N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

  • 79-231 (History): American Foreign Policy: 1945 - Present
  • 79-246 (History): Industrial America
  • 79-388 (History): Drug Policy in an Era of Globalization
  • 80-136 (Philosophy): Social Structure, Public Policy and Ethics
  • 80-305 (Philosophy): Rational Choice
  • 80-321 (Philosophy): Causation, Law and Social Policy
  • 88-302 (Social and Decision Sciences): Behavioral Decision Making
  • 88-359 (Social and Decision Sciences): Globalization
  • 88-360 (Social and Decision Sciences): Behavioral Economics
  • 88-387 (Social and Decision Sciences): Social Norms and Economics
  • 90-733 (Heinz School): Urban Policy
  • 90-735 (Heinz School): Health Economics
  • 90-747 (Heinz School): Cost Benefit Analysis
  • 90-792 (Heinz School): Applied Demography
  • 90-828 (Heinz School): Economics of Global Warming

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  • FALL 2009 LIST OF "SPECIAL ELECTIVES"

    N.B. As of Fall 2009, the Department of History has renumbered its courses. Students may not take the same course twice regardless of the new numbering system.

    • 79-280 (History) Experiencing Globalization
    • 79-289 (History) Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas
    • 79-300 (History) History of Public Policy in the United States (CL 88-202)
    • 79-330 (History) Medicine and Society
    • 79-335 (History) Drug Use and Drug Policy
    • 79-356 (History) American Worst Hard Times: Perspectives on the Great Depression (CL 88-349)
    • 80-136 (Philosophy) Social Structure, Public Policy & Ethical Dilemmas
    • 80-305 (Philosophy) Rational Choice
    • 80-321 (Philosophy) Causation, Law, and Social Policy
    • 88-302 (Social and Decision Sciences) History of Public Policy in the United States
    • 88-326 (Social and Decision Sciences) Theories of International Relations
    • 88-387 (Social and Decision Sciences) Social Norms and Economics
    • 88-391 (Social and Decision Sciences) Technology and Economic Growth
    • 88-444 (Social and Decision Sciences) Public Policy and Regulation

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    SPRING 2009 LIST OF "SPECIAL ELECTIVES"

    • 79-211 (History) Disaster! Hurricanes, Plagues, Fires, and Floods in American History
    • 79-262  (History) America's Worst Hard Time: Perspectives on the Great Depression
    • 79-332 (History) Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities and Public Policy, 1800-1960
    • 79-335  (History) Drug Use and Drug Policy
    • 79-371  (History) Entrepreneurship, Technological Change, and Regulation in Theory and Practice  (CL 88-371)
    • 79-398  (History) Environmental History and Politics Since Silent Spring
    • 80-130  (Philosophy) Introduction to Ethics
    • 80-247  (Philosophy) Ethics and Global Economics
    • 88-335  (Social and Decision Sciences) Drug Use and Drug Policy
    • 88-329  (Social and Decision Sciences) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present  (CL 79-231)
    • 88-412  (Social and Decision Sciences) Economics of Global Warming
    • 90-733 (Heinz School) Urban Policy
    • 90-735 (Heinz School) Health Economics

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    FALL 2008 LIST OF "SPECIAL ELECTIVES"

    • 79-202 (History) The History of Public Policy in the United States
    • 79-212 (History) Disastrous Encounters: Technology & the Environment in Global Historical Context
    • 79-230 (History) Technology in American Society
    • 79-231 (History) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present (CL 88-329)
    • 79-276 (History) North of the Border: Mexican Immigration Past and Present
    • 79-278 (History) China's Environmental Crisis
    • 79-292 (History) Industrial America
    • 79-332 (History) Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities and Public Policy, 1800-1960
    • 79-350 (History) Theories of International Relations
    • 79-380 (History) Experiencing Globalization
    • 79-384 (History) Medicine and Society
    • 80-136 (Philosophy) Social Structure, Public Policy & Ethical Dilemmas
    • 80-305 (Philosophy) Rational Choice
    • 80-340 (Philosophy) Environmental Ethics and Decision Processes
    • 88-302 (Social and Decision Sciences) History of Public Policy in the United States
    • 88-326 (Social and Decision Sciences) Theories of International Relations
    • 88-329 (Social and Decision Sciences) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present (CL 79-231)
    • 88-332 (Social and Decision Sciences) Foreign Aid: States, International Organizations, and Developing Countries
    • 88-358 (Social and Decision Sciences) Policy Making Institutions
    • 88-391 (Social and Decision Sciences) Technology and Economic Growth
    • 88-444 (Social and Decision Sciences) Public Policy and Regulation

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    SPRING 2008 LIST OF "SPECIAL ELECTIVES"

    • 79-211 (History) Disaster! Hurricanes, Plagues, Fires, and Floods in American History
    • 79-231  (History) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present  (CL 88-329)
    • 79-262  (History) America's Worst Hard Time: Perspectives on the Great Depression
    • 79-335  (History) Drug Use and Drug Policy
    • 79-336  (History) Epidemic Disease and Public Health
    • 79-367  (History) Delinquency, Crime, and Juvenile Justice: The Modern Period, 1950 to the Present
    • 79-368  (History) Poverty, Charity, and Welfare
    • 79-371  (History) Entrepreneurship, Technological Change, and Regulation in Theory and Practice  (CL 88-371)
    • 79-398  (History) Environmental History and Politics Since Silent Spring
    • 80-130  (Philosophy) Introduction to Ethics
    • 80-247  (Philosophy) Health, Development, and Human Rights
    • 80-321  (Philosophy) Causation and Social Policy
    • 80-405  (Philosophy) Game Theory
    • 88-313  (Social and Decision Sciences) Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
    • 88-329  (Social and Decision Sciences) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present  (CL 79-231)
    • 88-371  (Social and Decision Sciences) Entrepreneurship, Technological Change, and Regulation in Theory and Practice  (CL 79-371)
    • 90-723 (Heinz School) Great Policy Problems in Historical Perspective
    • 90-752 (Heinz School) The Rise of East Asian Economies

    FALL 2007 LIST OF "SPECIAL ELECTIVES"

    • 79-202 (History) The History of Public Policy in the United States
    • 79-212 (History) Disastrous Encounters: Technology & the Environment in Global Historical Context
    • 79-231 (History) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present (CL 88-329)
    • 79-263 (History) From Soil to Oil: Energy and the Environment in the Americas
    • 79-276 (History) North of the Border: Mexican Immigration Past and Present
    • 79-332 (History) Juvenile Delinquency: Images, Realities and Public Policy, 1800-1960
    • 79-350 (History) Theories of International Relations
    • 79-384 (History) Medicine and Society
    • 80-136 (Philosophy) Social Structure, Public Policy & Ethical Dilemmas
    • 80-305 (Philosophy) Rational Choice
    • 80-340 (Philosophy) Environmental Ethics and Decision Processes
    • 88-302 (Social and Decision Sciences) History of Public Policy in the United States
    • 88-326 (Social and Decision Sciences) Theories of International Relations
    • 88-329 (Social and Decision Sciences) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present (CL 79-231)
    • 88-332 (Social and Decision Sciences) Foreign Aid: States, International Organizations, and Developing Countries
    • 88-358 (Social and Decision Sciences) Policy Making Institutions
    • 88-391 (Social and Decision Sciences) Technology and Economic Growth
    • 88-444 (Social and Decision Sciences) Public Policy and Regulation

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    SPRING 2007 LIST OF “SPECIAL ELECTIVES”

    • 79-208 (History) From Guantanamo to Baghdad and Back Again: Theory and Practice in History/Policy
    • 79-211 (History) Disaster! Hurricanes, Plagues, Fires, and Floods in American History
    • 79-231  (History) American Foreign Policy 1945-Present
    • 79-262  (History) America's Worst Hard Time: Perspectives on the Great Depression
    • 79-271  (History) Modern China
    • 79-276  (History) North of the Border: Mexican Immigration Past and Present
    • 79-281  (History) Russian History: From Communism to Capitalism
    • 79-335  (History) Drug Use and Drug Policy
    • 79-336  (History) Epidemic Disease and Public Health
    • 79-398  (History) Environmental History and Politics Since Silent Spring
    • 80-130  (Philosophy) Introduction to Ethics
    • 80-247  (Philosophy) Health, Development, and Human Rights
    • 80-221  (Philosophy) Philosophy of Social Science
    • 88-270  (Social and Decision Sciences) International Organizations
    • 88-330  (Social and Decision Sciences) Political Economy of Inequality and Redistribution
    • 88-407  (Social and Decision Sciences) Health Risk Communication
    • 88-437  (Social and Decision Sciences) Strategic Analysis: Game Theory for Social Scientists

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