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Allegheny College    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Bulletin

Academic Divisions and Departments


The Curriculum

As a liberal arts college, Allegheny has as its first concern intellectual growth. The curriculum and graduation requirements are designed to provide educational depth and intellectual breadth. These goals are reflected in Allegheny’s Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  • Think critically and creatively
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively as speakers and writers
  • Invoke multiple ways of understanding to organize and evaluate evidence, and to interpret and make sense of their experiences and the experiences of others
  • Apply their knowledge and learning to engage in informed debate and to analyze and solve problems

The elements of Allegheny’s curriculum work together to provide students with a cohesive program in which all four Institutional Learning Outcomes may be achieved. In particular, the FS program, Junior Seminar, and Senior Project progressively develop students’ abilities to read and listen critically, formulate their ideas, and become more effective writers and speakers. The Distribution Requirements introduce students to a variety of ways of organizing and making sense of information, and they develop students’ recognition of complexity and difference. The major, with its junior seminar and senior project components, requires a significant degree of expertise in an area of inquiry, in which students are expected to demonstrate critical and creative thinking, clear and persuasive communication, and the ability to apply their learning to engage in informed debate and address challenges within the context of the discipline. The minor requires sustained engagement with a second disciplinary perspective, enabling students to broaden and deepen their facility with critical inquiry and communication. The College supplements the wide range of courses and programs offered locally with cooperative and special arrangements that increase the choices available to students.

Successful completion of Allegheny’s four-year program leads to the degree Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

Faculty advisors working with their advisees usually find themselves consulting this “Curriculum” section more often than any other part of the Academic Bulletin. Much here pertains to the educational life of every student on campus, though other points come into play only under special circumstances. This section deals with how the College operates; each student should know these requirements and regulations. The next section, “Courses of Instruction,” describes the programs Allegheny offers.

Interdivisional Majors:

In most cases; students who complete interdivisional majors may complete any minor to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions; exceptions are noted in the program descriptions in this Bulletin.

Interdivisional Minors:

In most cases; students who complete interdivisional minors may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions; exceptions are noted in the program descriptions in this Bulletin.

The academic departments and interdivisional programs of the College are classified in divisions as follows:

Allegheny College

Humanities Division

Arabic

Go to information for Arabic.

Art

Go to information for Art.

Major

Minor

Chinese

Go to information for Chinese.

Minor

Communication Arts and Theatre

Go to information for Communication Arts and Theatre.

Major

Minor

Dance and Movement Studies

Go to information for Dance and Movement Studies.

Minor

English

Go to information for English.

Major

Minor

French

Go to information for French.

Major

Minor

German

Go to information for German.

Major

Minor

Jewish Studies

Go to information for Jewish Studies.

Minor

Latin

Go to information for Latin.

Minor

Modern and Classical Languages

Go to information for Modern and Classical Languages.

Music

Go to information for Music.

Major

Minor

Philosophy

Go to information for Philosophy.

Major

Minor

Religious Studies

Go to information for Religious Studies.

Major

Minor

Spanish

Go to information for Spanish.

Major

Minor

Natural Science Division

Biochemistry

Go to information for Biochemistry.

Major

Biology

Go to information for Biology.

Major

Minor

Chemistry

Go to information for Chemistry.

Major

Minor

Computer Science

Go to information for Computer Science.

Major

Minor

Geology

Go to information for Geology.

Major

Minor

Mathematics

Go to information for Mathematics.

Major

Minor

Neuroscience

Go to information for Neuroscience.

Major

Physics

Go to information for Physics.

Major

Minor

Social Science Division

Interdivisional Programs

Art and the Environment

Go to information for Art and the Environment.

Minor

Black Studies

Go to information for Black Studies.

Minor

Chinese Studies

Go to information for Chinese Studies.

Minor

Classical Studies

Go to information for Classical Studies.

Minor

Community and Justice Studies

Go to information for Community and Justice Studies.

Major

Minor

Education Studies

Go to information for Education Studies.

Minor

Environmental Science

Go to information for Environmental Science.

Major

First-Year/Sophomore Seminars

Go to information for First-Year/Sophomore Seminars.

French Studies

Go to information for French Studies.

Minor

The Allegheny Gateway

Go to information for The Allegheny Gateway.

Global Health Studies

Go to information for Global Health Studies.

Major

Minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Go to information for Interdisciplinary Studies.

International Studies

Go to information for International Studies.

Major

Journalism in the Public Interest

Go to information for Journalism in the Public Interest.

Minor

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Go to information for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Minor

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Go to information for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Minor

Middle East and North African Studies

Go to information for Middle East and North African Studies.

Minor

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Go to information for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Major

Minor