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Placement Exams

The Department of World Languages and Cultures currently offers language courses in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. Degree programs are available for the listed languages as well as in Romance Languages and Classical Studies.

Students with more than one year of high-school coursework (=two semesters of college coursework) in a language MUST take a placement exam prior to enrolling in a course in that language. The placement exam is free, and is offered in FDH 240 (M-Th 9:00-3:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00-11:00 a.m.).

Students who have had informal or formal exposure to a language other than English, whether at home or elsewhere, may not enroll in lower-division classes in that language. These students are encouraged to follow the chart for Spanish placement, or to consult with the department advisors in the language.

If students remain in a class for which, in the opinion of the course instructor, they are too advanced, they will be subject to administrative drop.

After initial placement, language courses 113, 114, 213, 214, 226 and 227 must be taken in sequential order. Students may not enroll concurrently in any of these courses in the same language.

Students or advisors who have questions about placement should contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures, 702-895-3431.