Only basic-level language courses are listed here; see the schedule for other courses.
(For those who have already studied German, check placement information here.)
101, 102 Elementary German I and II
For beginners. Introduction and development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, along with presentation of the fundamental structures of German. (As a rule, the first semester includes present tense and conversational past [Perfekt] of verbs; subjects and direct objects; some prepositional phrases.) Each course requires online work and participation in AT sessions.
201 Intermediate German
Continuing work in developing language skills, with strong emphasis on speaking and writing. The course requires online work and participation in AT sessions. Fulfills the foreign language requirement.
250 Introduction to German Literary Studies (Spring)
An introduction to authors, genres, and periods in German literature as well as methods of literary criticism. Close reading, discussion, and analytical writing in German about key original texts from various periods and traditions. GER 250 satisfies the distribution requirement in literature.
260 Introduction to German Cultural Studies (Fall)
Close attention to the various answers to the questions: "Was ist Deutsch?" and "What does the study of German culture entail?" Texts drawn from various discourses, incl. history, literature, film, visual arts, political and social science, as well as journalism and popular culture. This course or GER 250 comes next after Intermediate German and helps students learn to write and speak German appropriately for various audiences.
Distribution: German 230-239 and 250-259 satisfy the distribution requirement in literature.