I am currently considering my course choices for the fall semester (as an incoming first year, I can't register yet, but I want to have a plan!). I'm definitely sure that I want to take a French course, as I am fairly advanced in French and considering a major.
I also would like to pick up another language, and I am attempting to decide which one. Spanish seems logical; it is widely used and should be easier to pick up than a non-Romance language. The problem is, I have taken 3 semesters of high school Spanish, and though I'm a bit rusty, I'm sure it will come back quickly. I don't think that this is enough for me to place out of anything, but I am afraid that I will grow bored. I know from experience that I tend to pick up languages very quickly.
Alternately, I have thought of taking either another Western European language (German, Italian) or Arabic. Though the last might be a stretch to learn, it is a critical language, especially in this day and age... The others would be useful for travel in Europe and to my interest in literature.
I would appreciate any advice, both on the Spanish issue and general commentary on the departments that I have mentioned.