Courses of Study 2017-2018 
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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Language Study at Cornell

Students study languages at Cornell for many reasons. Some students study language to fulfill graduation requirements (particularly students in the College of Arts and Sciences); some study for personal interest, for professional development, or for preparation for graduate study.  From ancient languages to contemporary languages from across the globe, the range of languages available for study is broad.  Languages are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and are open to any student.  Explore the richness of Cornell’s language offerings from the list below.

Language Offerings

Africana German
Arabic   Dutch  
Swahili   German  
Wolof   Linguistics
Zulu   American Sign Language   (summer only)
  Old Irish  
Asian Studies Old Norse  
Bengali   Ukrainian  
Chinese  (Mandarin) Near Eastern Studies
Hindi   Modern Languages
Indonesian   Arabic  
Japanese   Hebrew  
Kannada   Judeo-Arabic 
Khmer  (Cambodian) Persian/Farsi 
Korean   Turkish 
Nepali   Urdu 
Punjabi   Ancient Languages
Sanskrit   Akkadian  
Sinhala   Hieroglyphic Egyptian  
Tagalog  (Filipino) Sumerian     
Tamil   Ugaritic  
Tibetan  (Modern and Classical) Romance Studies  
Urdu   Czech  
Vietnamese   French  
Classics Italian  
Greek: Ancient   Polish  
Latin   Portuguese  
Comparative Literature Spanish