German Language and Culture Courses

GER-121 German Language & Culture I4 credits

Semester-sequenced beginning course in speaking, understanding, reading and writing German, focused on cultural understanding and proficiency in communication.

GER-121rev German Grammar & Phonetics Review1 credit

Prerequisites:GER-121 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results

A systematic review of the most challenging elements of first semester German using a different set of instructional materials and formats from those employed in GER-121. This course provides students with an opportunity to preserve, reinforce, and enhance their mastery of newly acquired skills before beginning their second semester in the language.

GER-122 German Language & Culture II4 credits

Prerequisites:GER-121 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results

Semester-sequenced beginning course in speaking, understanding, reading and writing German, focused on cultural understanding and proficiency in communication.

GER-223 German Language & Culture III3 credits

Prerequisites:GER-122 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results

Using civilization, contemporary society and the cultural heritage for context, this course focuses on increasing fluency at the intermediate level while providing additional training in grammar.

GER-224 German Language & Culture IV3 credits

Prerequisites:GER-223 or equivalent proficiency level demonstrated by placement test results

Using civilization, contemporary society and the cultural heritage for context, this course focuses on increasing fluency at the intermediate level while providing additional training in grammar.

GER-321 German Composition and Conversation I3 credits

Prerequisites:FYS-101 and GER-224

The first in a sequence of two semesters designed to increase lexicon, to refine accuracy of linguistic forms, and to develop competency in language functions: to explain, elaborate, support opinions, convince, and persuade. The course integrates cultural studies using all skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with emphasis on academic writing.

GER-322 German Composition and Conversation II3 credits

Prerequisites:GER-321

The second in a sequence of two semesters designed to increase lexicon, to refine accuracy of linguistic forms, and to develop competency in language functions: to explain, elaborate, support opinions, convince, and persuade. The course integrates cultural studies using all skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with emphasis on academic speaking.