Tag: Other Opportunities

W&J gives students the chance to explore numerous subject areas not formally associated with a specific course of study. Students may take these courses to satisfy graduation requirements or simply to satisfy their own curiosity.

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Amparo Alpañes, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages, teaches a Spanish class in the Howard J. Burnett Center October 27, 2020 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Modern Languages

Updated: August 5, 2021 |

The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to impart to all W&J students the skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in culturally appropriate ways with speakers of languages other than their own. The Department of Modern Languages is, therefore, a key component of a liberal arts education and serves the…

Students study together in the Technology Center as seen October 21, 2019 during the Creosote Affects photo shoot at Washington & Jefferson College.


Updated: October 15, 2019 | Tagged:

Understand how the Russian Federation seeks to consolidate its position in the emerging power structures of the 21st century with this program. Learn history, language, and cultural tradition as part of this interesting and timely field of study.

Physical Activity and Wellness

Updated: October 15, 2019 | Tagged:

Develop behaviors and habits conducive to healthy living and being in a program that emphasizes individual agency and initiative. Learn how to make responsible decisions about your health and wellness, including appropriate responses to physical, emotional, and environmental stresses.

First Year Seminar

Updated: October 15, 2019 | Tagged:

Join all first-year students in the Fall Term for an intensive study of a focused topic and an introduction to the intellectual life of the College. Make a smooth transition to college-level work while emphasizing academic skills like critical reading, thinking, and analysis.

Jason Kilgore, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, teaches a class in Dieter-Porter October 27, 2020 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Earth and Space Science

Updated: October 15, 2019 | Tagged:

Gain a scientific appreciation of the natural world with this program for non-science majors. Strengthen your critical thinking, problem solving, and quantitative skills as part of a complete liberal arts curriculum at W&J College.

Karin Maresh teaches first year seminar to both remote and in-person students October 26, 2020 in Old Main on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.


Updated: October 15, 2019 | Tagged:

Learn a language that is increasingly important in modern social, economic and humanitarian settings. From energy production and the realignment of international politics, to questions of religion and philosophy, Arabic and those who speak it will remain at the center of inquiry for years to come.