Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees that provide opportunities to discover and develop a variety of skills and interests. All IAC degrees include options for students to branch out into areas of learning in addition to their major, through minors, certificates, non-major clusters, and free electives.

Sub-communities within this community

  • School of Economics [160]

    The School of Economics' Mission is to provide our students with the ability to understand and analyze economic phenomena in technologically complex environments, to contribute to the body of economic knowledge, and to ...
  • School of History and Sociology (HSOC) [60]

    An interdisciplinary unit consisting of scholars from history and sociology. HTS brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that ...
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) [262]

    The School of Literature, Media, and Communication focuses on technologies of representation in traditional and new media texts, including cultural studies of science and technology, digital media studies, and the study ...
  • School of Modern Languages (ML) [3]

    The School of Modern Languages collaborates as an interdisciplinary partner with other units in the Ivan Allen College and across campus to prepare future participants in the global workforce through applied studies in ...
  • School of Public Policy [1283]

    The Georgia Tech School of Public Policy is an interdisciplinary learning community exploring the policy implications of science and technology.
  • The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs [1018]

    The School of International Affairs, the only school of its kind at a major technological university in the United States. Created in 1990, and named in honor of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn in 1996, the School is committed ...

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Recent Submissions

  • National science and technology monitoring and alerting systems 

    Cozzens, Susan E.; Kim, Kyung-Sup; Ordóñez, Gonzalo; Porter, Alan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-09-30)
  • An Examination of the Economic Effects of the Winter Olympics 

    Jaramillo, Rebekah; Nicholson, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The Olympic Games are one of the world’s largest sporting events with millions travelling to watch them in person and tens of millions more watching on television. These staggering figures underlie the debate over the ...
  • Factors Affecting Corruption in Developing and Emerging Countries 

    Chedraui, Jose Ernesto; Arcaraz, Fernanda; Botero, Andrea (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    Economic and social indices of a country are becoming increasingly important in explaining a developing and emerging country’s level of corruption. Using a Control of Corruption indicator, explained by GDP per capita, ...
  • Modern Day Evaluation of the Preston Curve: The Relationship Between Life Expectancy and Income 

    Garcia, Juan; Narvil, Jasper; Oh, Soobin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The Preston Curve has long served as the foundation of global health policy with significant attention given to its implication that income has a causal effect on life expectancy. Our research sets to evaluate this ...
  • Econometric Analysis: Effect of Barriers on Trade 

    Goerzen, Alexander; Schussler, Brandon; Suriano, Niccolo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    In this analysis we seek to investigate the impact of various import tariffs on trade as a percentage of GDP. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) set up defined tariffs to help facilitate trade with one another. ...
  • Income Inequality as a Determinant of Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    Suwoto, Tiffany; Zhai, Yebo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    In this study, we seek to find a relationship between income inequality and economic growth. Despite years of extensive research dedicated to finding a relationship between the two, past studies and existing literature ...
  • Quality of Public Education based on the State’s Economics 

    Hill, Matt; McGee, Gabi; Quinones, Morgan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    It is proposed that the economic conditions of a state can explain the quality of public education in that state. The GDP per capita, personal income per capita, and poverty levels for each state are observed to evaluate ...
  • Happiness and Traffic: An Analysis of Long Term Effects 

    Hays, Tanna; Olds, Preston; Spence, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    Traffic has a profound effect on how humans perceive their own happiness. What remains to be seen, however, is whether the short term happiness losses associated with traffic lead to lower overall happiness for people ...
  • Effect of GDP Per Capita on National Life Expectancy 

    Dayanikli, Gokce; Gokare, Varsha; Kincaid, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    Using cross sectional data from several sources, this paper seeks to find a correlation between per capita GDP, public health expenditure, and average years of education with the cross country life expectancy as measured ...
  • Impact of Educational Attainment on Crime in the United States: A Cross-Metropolitan Analysis 

    Gentry, Brian; Mokkapati, Rishab; Rampersad, Kiran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    This study seeks to find a relationship between educational attainment of the population aged 18 years and older, and violent and property crime, in 342 metropolitan areas across the United States. While past studies have ...
  • Understanding How Unique Attributes Might Affect Poverty 

    Starbuck, Zachary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The paper starts out noting that poverty has become a major problem for numerous nations. It is argued here that poverty is probably correlated with education and that there are several factors which might have significant ...
  • On the Capabilities of Media: Towards a Poetics. Close Reading and the Capabilities of a Medium 

    Abrioux, Yves (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-18)
    Research into ‘historical’ or ‘early’ media but also of pre- or non-digital modern media has been recognized as of genuine significance to the understanding of today’s media-bound world. This lecture series both recognizes ...
  • Racism and Health in the South 

    Jones, Camara; Metzl, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-05)
    This public dialogue brings together two world-leading experts on the impact of racism on health: Camara Jones, President of the American Public Health Association and professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Jonathan ...
  • Lessons from Ten Years of Nanotechnology Bibliometric Analysis 

    Youtie, Jan; Porter, Alan; Shapira, Philip; Newman, Nils (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09)
    This paper summarizes the 10-year experiences of the Program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in support of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ...
  • Doctoral dissertation research: International collaboration and research capabilities 

    Cozzens, Susan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04)
  • Workshop: Social organization of science and science policy 

    Cozzens, Susan E.; Regan, Priscilla; Rubin, Beth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-10)
  • Pay for performance, position, or place: 

    Gehl, Sarah Beth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-29)
    This dissertation examines organizational influences on gender and racial salary equity among tenured and tenure-track faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The study argues that ...
  • Economic determinants of multilateral environmental agreements and their timing 

    Tian, Xinping (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-19)
    This dissertation examines the economic factors that contribute to countries’ cooperation on multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). Our results indicate that extensive economic interactions may help countries overcome ...
  • American cities in turbulent economic times: An exploration of financial slack in municipal finance 

    Su, Min (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-06)
    This dissertation is a comprehensive study of financial slack’s roles in municipal finance. Drawing theories and hypotheses in various fields of disciplines, the dissertation explores both the causes and impacts of financial ...
  • Competition and innovation in automobile markets 

    Ni, Jiayao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-06-23)
    Innovation is viewed as critical to fostering the growth of markets, generating efficiencies, and improving welfare. In this study we examine the determinants and the shifting dynamics of innovation in the U.S. automobile ...

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