GERM Course Listing

Elementary German I (GERM 111, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German: assumes no prior knowledge of German. Students with prior experience with the German language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the German language. The objective is to communicate in German in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language. Aspects of German life and culture are explored through the German language. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 101 or GERM 111.

Elementary German II (GERM 112, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of German.) Prerequisite: GERM 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to spoken and written German. The goal is to communicate in German in concrete, real-life situations relating to oneself and others. German culture and language are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 102 or GERM 112.

Intermediate German I (GERM 211, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: GERM 112 or appropriate score on placement test. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German. The aim is to communicate in German in real-life situations and social contexts in culturally appropriate ways Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 114, GERM 201, or GERM 211.

Intermediate German II (GERM 212, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: GERM 211 or appropriate score on placement test. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German. The objective is to interact effectively with German-speaking individuals in a variety of personal settings and on issues of topical interest in culturally appropriate ways. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 115, GERM 202, or GERM 212.

Advanced German I (GERM 311, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: GERM 212 or appropriate score on placement test. An in-depth review and expansion of German language communication skills. The aim is to express opinions and use narration and description in a variety of personal and professional contexts. Focus is on improving linguistic proficiency while increasing cultural awareness. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERM 301 or GERM 311.

Modern German-Speaking Cultures (GERM 314, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: GERM 212 or appropriate score on placement test. An overview of contemporary life and culture in the German-speaking world, taught entirely in German. The objective is to demonstrate intercultural communication skills, recognize aspects of German-speaking cultures and their significance to global society, and employ strategies to enhance language development and cultural awareness. Discussion covers the social, historical, and political experience of the German-speaking people.