Courses in many languages are available at Penn State. The table below lists language courses offered at Penn State that focus on the development of language skills. Courses listed as "Basic" are those which cover basic language skills. However, these courses cannot be used to meet the language requirement of the International Engineering Certificate. Courses listed as "Intermediate/Advanced" are those which cover intermediate and advanced language skills, and would be eligible for use for the language requirement of the International Engineering Certificate. Courses that also satisfy the International Cultures (IL) course requirement are indicated.
A language taken at the 12th credit level (level 003 at Penn State) or higher may be used as a course in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences category, but cannot be the only course in that category. See the General College of Engineering Petition for details.
Additional intensive language courses are generally offered in the summer through the language institute.