Department Information


Academic Bulletin

Visit the Academic Bulletinfor information on all majors, minors, and other programs at Allegheny college.

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Language Options

American Sign Language (ASL)

For complete information on ASL study and the application, please visit the ASL page.

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ASL Program


Courses in the Arabic language are offered at the beginning (110, 120) and intermediate (215, 225) level. An expanding variety of cultural courses in English are regularly taught as well, including “Introduction to Arab Cultures” (190) and “The Modern Arabic Novel in Translation” (250). Arabic language and cultural study is an integral part of the interdisciplinary Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) minor and the MENA track in the International Studies major. View the MENA minor page for related cultural offerings.

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Arabic Minor


Allegheny College offers a major and minor in French and instruction in the French language.

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French Major and Minor


Allegheny College offers a minor in German and instruction in the German language; please see the “German” section of this Bulletin for details.

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German Minor

Interdisciplinary Programs

Allegheny College offers a many options under the Interdisciplinary Programs.

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor, combining the study of humanities and social sciences related to the region with the study of languages and experience in the region.


Our language programs integrate language and culture at all levels. While practical use of Spanish is essential, language learning in the liberal arts tradition also means deep reflection on the interdependence of language and culture.

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Spanish Major and Minor

Study Abroad

Students learning a foreign language are urged to spend a semester or preferably a year abroad. The College sponsors several distinct study-abroad programs that are open to all qualified Allegheny students and to which Allegheny financial aid may be applied; see the “Study Away” section of the Academic Bulletin for details.

The following study-away programs offer instruction in the languages and cultures taught in the World Languages & Cultures department.