Duke Foreign Language Rankings

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    French 102

    Elementary French II

    Difficulty: 2.4, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    French 101

    Elementary French

    Difficulty: 2.5, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Italian 203

    Intermediate Italian

    Difficulty: 2.5, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    Russian 376

    Russian Language and Culture through Music

    Difficulty: 2.5, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    French 330

    Acting French

    Difficulty: 2.6, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Italian 101

    Elementary Italian

    Difficulty: 2.6, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    French 365

    Paris: Capital of the Nineteenth Century

    Difficulty: 2.7, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    Russian 328

    Bunin: Mystery of the Russian Soul and Metaphysical Memory

    Difficulty: 2.7, Overall Quality: 3.1
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    Latin 101

    Elementary Latin

    Difficulty: 2.7, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 160

    Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South

    Difficulty: 2.7, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Italian 301

    Introduction to Italian Culture: Language, Literature, Film

    Difficulty: 2.7, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    Italian 327

    Introduction to Italian Culture

    Difficulty: 2.7, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    Italian 331

    Introduction to Italian Civilization

    Difficulty: 2.8, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    French 413

    World War II and French Film

    Difficulty: 2.8, Overall Quality: 4.0
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    Italian 102

    Elementary Italian II

    Difficulty: 2.8, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Italian 204

    Intermediate Italian II

    Difficulty: 2.8, Overall Quality: 3.1
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    French 203

    Intermediate French Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 2.8, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    French 321

    Business and Culture in the Francophone World

    Difficulty: 2.8, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    French 327

    Parody/Parodie OR French and Francophone Black Cinema

    Difficulty: 2.9, Overall Quality: 4.0
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    Russian 101

    Elementary Russian I

    Difficulty: 2.9, Overall Quality: 2.7
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    Spanish 303

    Introduction to Cultural Studies

    Difficulty: 2.9, Overall Quality: 4.4
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    Italian 322

    Italian Popular Culture

    Difficulty: 2.9, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    French 301

    Advanced French Language/Writing Workshop

    Difficulty: 2.9, Overall Quality: 3.2
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    Latin 102

    Elementary Latin II

    Difficulty: 2.9, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Spanish 306

    Health, Culture and Latino Community

    Difficulty: 3.0, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 251

    Refresher Latin for First-Year Students

    Difficulty: 3.0, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    French 345

    Aspects of Contemporary French Culture

    Difficulty: 3.0, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Japanese 102

    Elementary Japanese II

    Difficulty: 3.0, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Russian 102

    Elementary Russian II

    Difficulty: 3.0, Overall Quality: 3.1
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    French 204

    Advanced Intermediate French Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 3.1, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Spanish 333

    Introduction to Spanish Literature II

    Difficulty: 3.1, Overall Quality: 4.0
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    Russian 307

    Studies in the Russian Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 3.1, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    Italian 111

    Intensive Elementary Italian

    Difficulty: 3.1, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Russian 204

    Intermediate Russian II

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 2.8
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    Japanese 472

    Classical Japanese (Kanbun)

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 2.7
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    French 350

    Globalization and Deglobalization

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.1
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    Russian 375

    Russian Language and Culture through Theatre

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Spanish 205

    Advanced Intermediate Spanish with Service-Learning

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 204

    Advanced Intermediate Latin

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    French 335

    Free Speech: France-USA

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    French 212

    Intensive Intermediate French Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Italian 112

    Accelerated Elementary Italian

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Spanish 102

    Elementary Spanish II

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    French 303

    French for Current Affairs

    Difficulty: 3.2, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Italian 303

    Italian Sociolinguistics

    Difficulty: 3.3, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Russian 208

    Intermediate Russian Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 3.3, Overall Quality: 2.9
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    Russian 203

    Intermediate Russian I

    Difficulty: 3.3, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Japanese 101

    Elementary Japanese

    Difficulty: 3.3, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    French 302

    Cultural and Literary Perspectives

    Difficulty: 3.3, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Russian 308

    Studies in the Russian Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 3.3, Overall Quality: 2.7
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    Spanish 409

    Identity and Linguistic Rights in the Spanish Speaking Americas

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 206

    Advanced Intermediate Spanish with Community Engagement

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    French 111

    Intensive Elementary French

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    French 306

    How to Read French Literature?

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 305

    Roman Historians

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Spanish 101

    Elementary Spanish I

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Italian 335

    Major Italian Authors

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.0
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    Russian 224

    Russian Phonetics

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 2.9
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    Japanese 203

    Intermediate Japanese

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Latin 203

    Intermediate Latin

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Italian 212

    Intensive Intermediate Italian

    Difficulty: 3.4, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 203

    Intermediate Spanish

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Italian 213

    Accelerated Intermediate Italian

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Spanish 432

    Popular Culture and Political Repression in Spain and Latin America

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Spanish 308

    Latino/a Voices in Duke, Durham and Beyond

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 4.3
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    Spanish 305

    Spanish for Heritage Speakers

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Spanish 301

    Advanced Spanish Writing

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 328

    Elegy

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 304

    History and Biography

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Turkish 203

    Intermediate Turkish I

    Difficulty: 3.5, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Italian 332

    Introduction to Italian Literature I

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 204

    Advanced Intermediate Spanish

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Spanish 302

    Advanced Spanish Grammar

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Spanish 307

    Issues of Education and Immigration

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 4.2
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    Spanish 414

    Urban Fiction and Collective Imagination

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Latin 301

    Advanced Latin

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Japanese 408

    Issues in Japanese Language and Society II

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    French 325

    Global Displacement: Voix Francophones

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.1
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    French 337

    French Scientists Write

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Russian 111

    Intensive Russian

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 2.9
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    Russian 207

    Intermediate Russian Language and Culture

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 2.8
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    Russian 301

    Contemporary Russian Composition and Readings

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Russian 363

    Theory and Practice of Translation

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    French 324

    Contemporary Ideas

    Difficulty: 3.6, Overall Quality: 2.8
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    Spanish 313

    Bridging Cultures: Latino Lives and Experiences in NC

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 4.2
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    Japanese 204

    Intermediate Japanese II

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Tibetan 204

    Intermediate Tibetan II

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Italian 302

    Italian Conversations

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Latin 370

    Ancient Autobiography: Augustine's Confessions

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 320

    Ovid

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 335

    Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Italian 323

    Italian Poetry

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Tibetan 102

    Elementary Tibetan II

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    French 410

    Contemporary French Fiction

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Latin 360

    Latin of the Late Roman Republic

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 4.0
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    Russian 213

    Accelerated Russian Language and Culture II

    Difficulty: 3.7, Overall Quality: 2.6
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    Turkish 101

    Elementary Turkish I

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Russian 112

    Accelerated Russian Language and Culture I

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.0
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    Turkish 204

    Intermediate Turkish II

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 307

    Philosophy in Rome

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Latin 324

    Latin Epic

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 322

    Vergil

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Latin 302

    The Catilinarian Conspiracy

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Russian 302

    Contemporary Russian Composition and Readings

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    French 304

    French Composition and Translation

    Difficulty: 3.8, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Latin 312

    Oratory/Rhetoric

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Latin 326

    Latin Lyric

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 334

    Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Turkish 306

    Advanced Contemporary Turkish II

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Turkish 102

    Elementary Turkish II

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Tibetan 302

    Advanced Modern Tibetan II

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 304

    Fundamentals of Spanish Linguistics

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Russian 212

    Intensive Intermediate Russian

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.1
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    Tibetan 203

    Intermediate Tibetan I

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Tibetan 101

    Elementary Tibetan I

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Spanish 431

    Spanish Civil War

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.4
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    Spanish 111

    Intensive Elementary Spanish

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Japanese 306

    Advanced Japanese II

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 2.9
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    Spanish 327

    Spanish for Freshmen and Sophomores

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Italian 333

    Introduction to Italian Literature II

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 4.0
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    Spanish 332

    Introduction to Spanish Literature I

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Spanish 411

    Golden Age Literature Cervantes

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 4.3
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    Spanish 310

    Translating Spanish-English and English-Spanish

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Latin 316

    Latin Novel

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Turkish 305

    Advanced Contemporary Turkish I

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    Latin 332

    Drama

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Latin 308

    Latin Epistle

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.8
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    Japanese 305

    Advanced Japanese

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.3
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    Latin 336

    Satire

    Difficulty: 3.9, Overall Quality: 3.5
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    Japanese 451

    Readings in Japanese Texts

    Difficulty: 4.0, Overall Quality: 3.9
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    Tibetan 301

    Advanced Modern Tibetan I

    Difficulty: 4.0, Overall Quality: 4.3
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    Russian 401

    Advanced Russian

    Difficulty: 4.0, Overall Quality: 3.7
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    French 411

    Biography, Life Writing, Autofiction

    Difficulty: 4.0, Overall Quality: 2.9
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    Japanese 407

    Issues in Japanese Language and Society I

    Difficulty: 4.0, Overall Quality: 3.6
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    Spanish 212

    Intensive Intermediate Spanish

    Difficulty: 4.0, Overall Quality: 3.7
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