Academic Calendar

GERM – German Languages

GERM 111
Introductory German I
3 Credits          Weekly (5-0-0)

German 111 is an introductory course for students with limited or no previous knowledge of German. It introduces the sounds of the language, an introductory suite of grammatical structures, tenses and concepts, an essential vocabulary set, as well as a basic linguistic comparison between English and German. Students develop an introductory level of oral/aural comprehension, expression, reading and writing skills. General aspects of geography, history and culture in German-speaking countries are also introduced. Note: Students with native or near-native proficiency in German cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. Students with credit in German 30, 35 or GERM 100 or equivalent cannot receive credit for this course.

GERM 112
Introductory German II
3 Credits          Weekly (5-0-0)

This course is a continuation of GERM 111 in which students improve the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and broaden their cultural awareness of the German-speaking world. An additional and more challenging set of introductory grammatical structures builds upon the structures and forms acquired in German 111, and vocabulary is expanded to include a wider range of situations. Note: Students with native or near-native proficiency in German cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. Students with credit in German 30, 35 or GERM 100 or equivalent cannot receive credit for this course.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in GERM 111.

GERM 211
Intermediate German I
3 Credits          Weekly (5-0-0)

This course is designed to develop and strengthen oral comprehension, expression, reading and writing skills acquired in beginner-level courses through the use of authentic written, oral and visual materials. Note: Students with native proficiency in German cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in GERM 112 or successful completion of German 30 or 35.

GERM 212
Intermediate German II
3 Credits          Weekly (5-0-0)

This course is a continuation of GERM 211 and is designed to further develop and strengthen oral comprehension, expression, reading and writing skills acquired in GERM 211 through the use of authentic written, oral and visual materials. Note: Students with native proficiency in German cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in GERM 211.