Knowing another language system, culture, and communication strategies enables students to access new information and knowledge, develop insight into their own language and culture, and participate in multilingual communities and a global society.

The Department of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics at Bucknell offers courses in six modern languages — Arabic, French, German, Modern Hebrew, Italian and Russian, and, on occasion, in other Slavic languages — as well as in American Sign Language and in linguistics. For other foreign language opportunities, please see the websites for East Asian StudiesSpanish and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

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From a global perspective, the study of the Arabic language has become increasingly important and Arabic speakers are in great demand in certain careers. Approximately 300 million people speak Arabic, making it one of the world's most widely spoken languages.
 
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From a global perspective, the study of the Arabic language has become increasingly important and Arabic speakers are in great demand in certain careers. Approximately 300 million people speak Arabic, making it one of the world's most widely spoken languages.
 
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Arabic Studies
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German studies provides an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the study of German language, the analysis of artifacts of German culture — literature, art, music, film, etc. — and the use of German for special purposes, for example, in a business setting.
 
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German studies provides an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the study of German language, the analysis of artifacts of German culture — literature, art, music, film, etc. — and the use of German for special purposes, for example, in a business setting.
 
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German Studies
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The Italian Studies Program offers a major and a minor in Italian studies. In addition to focusing on developing students' fluency in Italian, students gain a broad understanding of Italy's culture and its intellectual and artistic past.
 
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The Italian Studies Program offers a major and a minor in Italian studies. In addition to focusing on developing students' fluency in Italian, students gain a broad understanding of Italy's culture and its intellectual and artistic past.
 
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Italian Studies
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Modern Hebrew is the language of the State of Israel and a key to understanding modern Jewish culture and the Middle East. Introductory courses aspire to introduce students to basic concepts and facts of Israeli culture, which are integrated into the study of the language from the very outset through music, videos, games, and readings. Hebrew language courses are complemented by courses given in English on Israeli literature, history, and culture.
 
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Modern Hebrew is the language of the State of Israel and a key to understanding modern Jewish culture and the Middle East. Introductory courses aspire to introduce students to basic concepts and facts of Israeli culture, which are integrated into the study of the language from the very outset through music, videos, games, and readings. Hebrew language courses are complemented by courses given in English on Israeli literature, history, and culture.
 
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Modern Hebrew Studies
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Linguistics is the study of the human language faculty. It requires the investigation of a highly structured system of knowledge within the mind of the speaker (a mental grammar), which is examined empirically and modeled formally. Linguists seek to establish the general principles governing the organization, emergence, and use of language, including a model of how languages vary across space and time.
 
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Linguistics is the study of the human language faculty. It requires the investigation of a highly structured system of knowledge within the mind of the speaker (a mental grammar), which is examined empirically and modeled formally. Linguists seek to establish the general principles governing the organization, emergence, and use of language, including a model of how languages vary across space and time.
 
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Linguistics
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By developing students' language skills and expanding their knowledge of Russian culture and society, the Russian Studies Program strives to make students active participants in the multicultural, global community.
 
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By developing students' language skills and expanding their knowledge of Russian culture and society, the Russian Studies Program strives to make students active participants in the multicultural, global community.
 
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Russian Studies
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