Affiliated Programs

Any of ALC’s languages may be taken with the goal of satisfying the WCAS or Communication language proficiency requirement for all Northwestern undergraduates.

Affiliated programs are programs where ALC courses may be used to fill your home program/department major and minor requirements.

  • Majors in Comparative Literary Studies must take two courses at the 200 level or above in a literature other than English in the original language. Chinese and Japanese each offer three courses of literature-in-the-language at the 200 and 300 level.
  • The International Studies Adjunct Major follows the two-year WCAS language requirement.  The ALC languages may be used to fulfill this requirement, as set by the WCAS foreign language proficiency requirement.  The Asia region is one of five areas International Studies students can specialize in for the regional cluster.  (Note: this major is open to students from all Northwestern University’s colleges and schools).
  • Asian Studies Program also overlaps with ALC. Visit the ASP website for more information.

Traditionally, some ALC faculty will teach courses in other disciplines each academic year. These courses are usually offered through:

  • Program of Comparative Literary Studies
  • Asian Studies Program

Currently, it is not possible to obtain a teaching certification in any of the ALC languages within the School of Education and Social Policy. Also, at this time, only Chinese and Japanese language courses are offered through the School of Professional Studies.