Germanic Languages and Literatures

German Courses (Division 379)

101. Elementary Course. All students with prior classwork in German must take the placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100. (4). (LR).

This course is the first of a two-term sequence of an introduction to German. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing German will be developed on the basis of a solid footing in German grammar, and by the end of the sequence you will be able to understand uncomplicated written and spoken German texts and express simple thoughts well both in writing and in speech. You will also develop an understanding for life in the German-speaking world through readings and classwork. Course requirements include daily homework assignments, regular attendance, language laboratory assignments, three in-class tests, and a final examination. Instruction is done in English and German. The class is designed for students with no prior (or extremely limited) knowledge of German. Cost:2 WL:2

231. Second-Year Course. German 102 or 103, or the equivalent (placement test). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 221. (4). (LR).

The first of a two-course sequence designed to increase the student's understanding of and ability to use the German language. Grammar from the first-year sequence will be reviewed and extended, and greater emphasis will be placed on reading German texts and talking and writing about them in German. Reading texts include both short literary works and non-fictional texts from a variety of fields ranging from history to science and the arts. Course requirements include daily homework assignments (reading and writing), regular attendance, some language laboratory assignments, three in-class tests, and a final examination. Instruction is in German and English.


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