Expand your linguistic horizons

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Humanities students have the opportunity to become proficient in a second language, normally one of:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin

Students are also permitted to study a non-Western language, providing an intermediate-level course is available.

In order to graduate, Humanities students must achieve an intermediate level, normally a 2nd-year course, or higher. Students who are already proficient in a language other than English may have the language requirement waived, usually by passing a proficiency test administered by Carleton. See here for details.

Summer French Immersion Program

Some students may also fulfill the language requirement by completing the Explore summer French immersion program. In order for this to be the case, you must already be at a high enough proficiency that your Explore program will be at Carleton’s intermediate level.

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