RC Equivalency Courses

The University of Michigan's Residential College offers semi-immersion courses in French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. While R.C. students have priority to enroll in these courses, any U-M student is welcome to contact the instructors of these courses to request permission to enroll.

Many R.C. students begin their language study within the R.C., and continue their language and literature coursework within LSA. The following list summarizes the French and Spanish course equivalencies between the R.C. and LSA, to ensure proper placement within the LSA system.

For questions, contact the Residential College.

French

RCLANG 150 = placement exam recommendation of French 103
RCLANG 190 = French 101 and 102 -OR- French 103 -OR- French 100
RCLANG 250 = French 231
RCLANG 290 = French 231 and 232 -OR- French 230
RCLANG 310 = French 232
RCLANG 320** = French 200 level (usually French 270 or 274)
RCLANG courses above 320 = French 300-level courses, except for RC 351 which does not receive major credit

** Students who have completed RCLANG 320 are not exempt from taking French 235. All students who wish to take LSA French courses numbered 270 and above must first complete French 235.

Spanish

RCLANG 154 = placement exam recommendation of Spanish 103
RCLANG 194 = Spanish 101 and 102 -OR- Spanish 103 -OR- Spanish 100
RCLANG 254 = Spanish 231
RCLANG 294 = Spanish 231 and 232 -OR- Spanish 230

RCLANG 324

  • Students who do not take Spanish 277:
    • First RCLANG 324 = Spanish 277
    • Second RCLANG 324 = 300-level elective
    • Third RCLANG 324 = 300-level elective
  • Students who take Spanish 277:
    • First RCLANG 324 = 300-level elective
    • Second RCLANG 324 = 300-level elective