The Department of Modern Languages offers two 3-credit German courses at the 100-level:
GERM 101 – German for Beginners I
GERM 102 – German for Beginners II
These courses may be used as the foundation of a pair in German, and may also be electives in any program, other than the Diploma in Engineering. The department does not offer a major or a minor in German.
These courses are minimum prerequisites for all other courses in German. However, students who have previous German language background may inquire through the Modern Languages department chair about the option of taking a higher-level German course in first year.
Although students are permitted and encouraged to take courses in more than one language, they are reminded that only one language pair is permitted in any program. A language pair is 12 credits in one language.
Course Descriptions from the Current Academic Calendar:
101 German for Beginners I
This course is an introductory course intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language. This course provides student with a sound basis for learning German as it is used in spoken and written communication today within the context of German-speaking culture. This course will also familiarize students with contemporary life and culture in German-speaking countries. Credit will be granted for only one of GERM 101 or GERM 100. Three credits and language lab.
102 German for Beginners II
This course is a continuation of GERM 101 and stresses progress and systematic practice in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will provide a more advanced foundation in the basic elements of grammatical and syntactical structures in the target language. It promotes understanding of the culture of German speaking countries. Credit will be granted for only one of GERM 102 or GERM 100. Prerequisite: GERM 101 or permission of department chair. Three credits and language lab.