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Foreign language courses

Descriptions for all courses offered by the university may be accessed through the online courses database at You may search by unit, subject or keyword, as well as by degree level.

Students planning to take a foreign language course at VCU must take the placement test in order to determine proper course selection. Specific information about the placement test is available on the School of World Studies website at

Students who wish to complete a language through the intermediate level or higher are required to consecutively complete 101, 102 and 201 or the equivalent. Students may then choose either 202 or 205 to complete the intermediate level.

The School of World Studies offers courses in the following languages:

Use this link to see Arabic (ARBC) courses.

Use this link to see Chinese (CHIN) courses.

Use this link to see foreign languages (FRLG) courses.

Use this link to see French (FREN) courses.

Use this link to see German (GRMN) courses.

Use this link to see Italian (ITAL) courses.

Use this link to see Latin (LATN) courses.

Use this link to see Portuguese (PORT) courses.

Use this link to see Russian (RUSS) courses.

Use this link to see Spanish (SPAN) courses.


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