2022-2023 Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Joint Language Program and Courses at The Claremont Colleges

The modern languages curricula of The Claremont Colleges are based on intercollegiate, cooperative arrangements among the five Claremont Colleges. As part of these arrangements, students may register for lower-division language courses at any of the Claremont Colleges, provided the courses have not been closed to further registration. The Modern Languages and Literatures Department of Claremont McKenna College works closely with its colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and advanced students are encouraged to review the foreign literature courses offered at all of the Claremont Colleges.

The following languages are offered at The Claremont Colleges:

  • Claremont McKenna College offers courses in Arabic , French , Korean , Portuguese , and Spanish ;
  • Harvey Mudd College offers courses in Chinese;
  • Pomona College offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish;
  • Scripps College offers courses in French, German, Italian, and Spanish; and
  • Pitzer College offers courses in Spanish

The Claremont Colleges also offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in classical languages. Further information on language courses and faculty may be found at the appropriate college websites.

Majors in Foreign Languages

Claremont McKenna College offers majors in:

Major requirements set by the department are flexible and can, with departmental approval, be adjusted to respond to individual students’ interests and needs. Students studying abroad to advance their foreign language majors may take two of the nine required courses for the major for each semester spent studying abroad, provided the courses meet their major requirements. The remaining courses for the major must be taken at The Claremont Colleges.