in the School of Arts and Sciences
Foreign Languages Taught in Departments
SAS strives to ensure that the study of language is connected to
the study of culture, institutions, and history. The School seeks
to increase foreign language study across the curriculum by
integrating language study with non-language courses.
and in the Penn Language Center (PLC)
Foreign language proficiency is a prerequisite for the educated
mind. Accordingly, SAS encourages students to do more than simply
satisfy the minimum requirement
in a foreign language.
SAS faculty teach many
European and Asian languages within departments and in the Penn Language Center.
Studies offers Swahili; Hausa,
Yoruba, and Amharic are taught in the Penn Language Center (PLC).
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
covers Mandarin, Cantonese,
Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Tibetan, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese,
Malay, and Thai in Asia; and Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic, Persian,
Turkish, and Uzbek in the Middle East.
Classical Studies teaches
Germanic Languages teaches
German, Dutch, Swedish, and Yiddish.
Linguistics offers courses in Irish
Gaelic, which is taught in the Penn
Languages fields French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
teaches Russian; PLC covers
many other languages spoken in Eastern Europe--Polish, Lithuanian,
Romanian, Hungarian, Georgian, Serbo-Croation, Ukranian, Bulgarian,
Slovak, and Czech.
South Asian Regional
Studies offers Hindi, and Urdu. Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Malayalam,
Tamil, and Panjabi are offered in PLC.
The Penn Language Center,
administered through the College of
General Studies, offers many other, less commonly taught languages
(e.g., Azeri, Ewe, Fulani, Marathi, Wolof, and Zulu). PLC also teaches languages on demand
(custom-designed), languages for special use (business, professions,
health care), and languages for research.
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November 10, 1999