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  • After one year or less of foreign language study in a high school, the student is advised to enter ARA, CHI, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, KOR, POR, RUS, or SPN 1120, or GER, ITA 1130.
  • After two years of foreign language study in a high school, the student is advised to enter ARA, CHI, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, KOR, POR, RUS, or SPN 1121, or GER, ITA 1131.
  • After completing three years of foreign language study in a high school, the student may enter at the 2000 level.
  • After completing four or more years of foreign language study the student may enter at the 2000 level or above.

If you believe your proficiency level is already at the 2000 level, you can register for the CLEP exam and receive up to 8 hours college credit, the equivalent of a 1121 or 1131 (Elementary II) level course. (But remember that you cannot register for the exam if you have ever registered for a course in that language at the college level.) Also if your CLEP score is high enough, the Mod. Lang. Dept. may be able to exempt the final 4 required hrs of your language requirement.

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10. Do Hebrew, Sanskrit, and/or Tibetan courses fulfill this language requirement?

As with Greek and Latin, Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew can fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. To fulfill this requirement, students must complete one of the following course sequences:

  • Greek: GRE 1120, GRE 1121, and GRE 2230
  • Latin: LAT 1120, LAT 1121, and LAT 2230
  • Biblical Hebrew: HEB 1120, HEB 1121, and HEB 2230
  • Modern Hebrew: HBR 1120, HBR 1121, and HBR 2200

Because FSU at this time only offers two semesters of language instruction in Sanskrit and Tibetan, those courses cannot be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree.

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11. When can I take 3000/4000-level courses?

Students are welcome to take 3000- and 4000-level courses at any point in their studies. However, we strongly encourage first- and second-year students to speak with the religion advisor about specific courses at those levels before registering.

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