Areas of Study - Allegheny College (2024)

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Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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-minor combination requires students to gain a significant degree of expertise in one area of study and more than a superficial understanding of a different area of study. Taken together the major-minor requirement deepens student’s ability to view issues and problems from multiple perspectives helping them develop the ability to solve problems critically and creatively through multiple lenses. Each major program requires a junior seminar and senior projectin 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 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 circ*mstances. 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.

Interdisciplinary Majors:

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

InterdisciplinaryMinors:

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

The academic programs offered by the College are divided into six different areas of study listedbelow. Programs in each area use similar or overlapping methodologies and approaches tolearning and creatingknowledge.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Languages, Literature, and Culture
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Values and Societies
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Allegheny College

Interdisciplinary Studies

Black Studies

Go to information for Black Studies.

Minor

  • Black Studies Minor

Chinese Studies

Go to information for Chinese Studies.

Minor

  • Chinese Studies Minor

Community and Justice Studies

Go to information for Community and Justice Studies.

Major

  • Community and Justice Studies Major

Minor

  • Community and Justice Studies Minor

Education Studies

Go to information for Education Studies.

Minor

  • Education Studies Minor

Energy and Society

Go to information for Energy and Society.

Minor

  • Energy and Society Minor

Environmental Science and Sustainability

Go to information for Environmental Science and Sustainability.

Major

  • Environmental Science and Sustainability Major

Experiential Learning

Go to information for Experiential Learning.

First-Year/Sophom*ore Seminars

Go to information for First-Year/Sophom*ore Seminars.

Global Health Studies

Go to information for Global Health Studies.

Major

  • Global Health Studies Major

Minor

  • Global Health Studies Minor

Integrative Informatics

Go to information for Integrative Informatics.

Major

  • Integrative Informatics Major

Interdisciplinary Studies

Go to information for Interdisciplinary Studies.

International Studies

Go to information for International Studies.

Major

  • International Studies Major

Jewish Studies

Go to information for Jewish Studies.

Minor

  • Jewish Studies Minor

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Go to information for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Minor

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

Liberal Studies

Go to information for Liberal Studies.

Middle East and North African Studies

Go to information for Middle East and North African Studies.

Minor

  • Middle East and North African Studies Minor

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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

Major

  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major

Minor

  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Languages, Literature, and Culture

Arabic

Go to information for Arabic.

Minor

  • Arabic Minor

English

Go to information for English.

Major

  • English Major–Emphasis in Creative Writing
  • English Major–Emphasis in Literature

Minor

  • English Minor–24 Credits
  • Environmental Writing Minor–28 Credits
  • Writing Minor–24 Credits

French

Go to information for French.

Major

  • French Major

Minor

  • French Minor

German

Go to information for German.

Minor

  • German Minor

Journalism in the Public Interest

Go to information for Journalism in the Public Interest.

Minor

  • Journalism in the Public Interest Minor

Latin

Go to information for Latin.

Spanish

Go to information for Spanish.

Major

  • Spanish Major

Minor

  • Spanish Minor

World Languages and Cultures

Go to information for World Languages and Cultures.

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Biochemistry

Go to information for Biochemistry.

Major

  • Biochemistry Major

Biology

Go to information for Biology.

Major

  • Biology Major

Minor

  • Biology Minor

Chemistry

Go to information for Chemistry.

Major

  • Chemistry Major

Minor

  • Chemistry Minor

Computer Science

Go to information for Computer Science.

Major

  • Computer Science Major

Minor

  • Computer Science Minor

Geology

Go to information for Geology.

Minor

  • Geology Minor

Mathematics

Go to information for Mathematics.

Major

  • Mathematics Major

Minor

  • Mathematics Minor

Neuroscience

Go to information for Neuroscience.

Major

  • Neuroscience Major

Physics

Go to information for Physics.

Major

  • Physics Major

Minor

  • Astronomy Minor
  • Physics Minor

Social and Behavioral Science

Business

Go to information for Business.

Major

  • Business Major

Economics

Go to information for Economics.

Major

  • Economics Major

Minor

  • Economics Minor

Political Science

Go to information for Political Science.

Major

  • Political Science Major

Minor

  • Political Science Minor

Psychology

Go to information for Psychology.

Major

  • Psychology Major

Minor

  • Psychology Minor

Values and Society

Classical Studies

Go to information for Classical Studies.

Minor

  • Classical Studies Minor

Communication, Film, and Theatre–Communication and Cultural Studies

Go to information for Communication, Film, and Theatre–Communication and Cultural Studies.

Major

  • Communication and Cultural Studies Major (50 Credits)

Minor

  • Communication and Cultural Studies Minor

History

Go to information for History.

Major

  • History Major

Minor

  • History Minor

Philosophy

Go to information for Philosophy.

Major

  • Philosophy Major

Minor

  • Philosophy Minor

Religious Studies

Go to information for Religious Studies.

Minor

  • Religious Studies Minor

Visual and Performing Arts

Art

Go to information for Art.

Major

  • Studio Art Major

Minor

  • Studio Art Minor

Art, Science, and Innovation

Go to information for Art, Science, and Innovation.

Major

  • Art, Science, and Innovation Major

Minor

  • Art, Science, and Innovation Minor

Communication, Film, and Theatre–Film and Digital Storytelling

Go to information for Communication, Film, and Theatre–Film and Digital Storytelling.

Minor

  • Film and Digital Storytelling Minor

Communication, Film, and Theatre–Theatre

Go to information for Communication, Film, and Theatre–Theatre.

Major

  • Theatre Major (55 credits)

Minor

  • Theatre Minor

Dance and Movement Studies

Go to information for Dance and Movement Studies.

Minor

  • Dance and Movement Studies Minor

Music

Go to information for Music.

Minor

  • Music Performance Minor

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