The Critical Languages program offers the opportunity for independent supervised language study. Depending on student enrollment and availability of resources, selected languages may include beginning level American Sign Language, Russian, Italian, or Arabic. Due to the highly individualized nature of the program, prior language study is strongly recommended. Students contemplating such study must submit an applica- tion to the Director of Critical Languages as early as possible but not later than the pre- registration period. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: ME.