Foreign Language Requirements (B.A.)
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree at Berry
College must demonstrate intermediate level ability in a modern foreign
language. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:
completion of the 200-level course in the foreign language
Testing (Testing out of the introductory language classes)
The Department of Foreign Languages
Placement Exam and students’ previous experience with the language determine
the level at which students should begin their foreign language study. Students
who have completed 2 years of French, German, or Spanish in high school may not
enroll in 101.
Should students place at the 102 level,
101 will be waived, and students will begin study in 102. Likewise, should
students place at the 200 level, both 101 and 102 will be waived, and student
will begin study in 200.
Students whose placement exam scores
place them above the 200 level may request further testing of conversation and
composition in order to waive the 200-level course; or they may complete the
200-level class offered in the language.
students who have taken Advanced Placement courses in high school and scored a
grade of 4 or 5 on the AP foreign language test will receive 4 credit hours for
the 200 course and will have successfully demonstrated intermediate level
ability. These students are eligible for placement at the 300 level.