I also attended CMU and was in the English/writers program. I didn’t take a language as it wasn’t required. I did butt heads a few times with my academic advisor at first, who was very much about slotting and not the students needs ( I always knew I was going for a B.A. Instead of a B.S. so I knew what classes I needed and what I didn’t. I didn’t need to take Calculus, or two semesters of Probability & Statistics, even though he was pushing me into those classes. I actually got into academic trouble after my first semester because of this. Fortunately there was a wonderful man named Mr. English who took over as my advisor and got me into a better track that I did well in)