GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Environment and Sustainability
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231; or assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


Germany is the land of 'Energiewende'. In this class, students will learn about Germany's politically supervised shift in direction from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Through authentic texts, podcasts and videos students will learn about sustainability, renewable energies, environmentally compatible mobility, efficient use of resources, and how environmental protection is implemented in Germany. The class will include a trip to the Campus Farm, the sustainable straw bale house, and the Ann Arbor Farmer's market. Students will also have a chance to engage in virtual conversation with people from Germany to find out how the Germans practice sustainability in their everyday life.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include regular attendance and participation, homework assignments, quizzes and presentations.

Class Format:

In person.


GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
TuWThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
TuWThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
TuWThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: The course instructor will work around evening exam conflicts in other classes--email for an override.

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