All Digital SLR cameras fit that description.
The Canon Rebel XS will be fine.
Good for you, in taking that class.
You will learn the very important basics of photography.
A start for a lifetime of good pictures.
I've signed up to take an Introductory Photography course, and it requres:
"A 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera (film or digital) with manual focus and exposure capabilities is required"
I don't know much about cameras or photography, but I'm really hoping this class will give me a solid foundation. From researching what all of these terms mean, I've found some film cameras that satisfy the requirements (Pentax k1000, Nikon f10, Nikon n80), but I think I would rather invest in a digital camera. I feel silly asking this because I'm sure it's an obvious answer to a camera pro, but I can't really figure out which DSLRs meet the requirements listed and I don't want to buy the wrong thing. I'm not looking for anything really fancy or professional. For example, I would be happy with a Canon Rebel XS, would that fit the criteria?