My photography course says i need a 35 mm camera, so, can i used the nikon d5000?

im new to this
Update: does that mean i can just buy a bigger lens? or what?
Update 2: on the tech specs on nikons site it says the camera has : Sensor Size 15.8 x 23.6mm
Update 3: FILM? SERIOUSLY? do they even make film cameras anymore? omggg.
Update 4: Prerequisites
Requires 35 mm camera with manual override.

.... i dont think they mean film. manual override?
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