German Courses


A language assessment is required of all students entering the German program, including native or heritage language speakers.  Please visit the Department of Languages and Linguistics web site for an active link to the German Placement Exam.  Students may not receive credit for a lower-level course which is a pre-requisite for a high-level course for which credit has been received or which is being taken for credit. Exceptions must have prior approval of the head of the department.


Planning ahead for your German classes? See rotation of courses below.

German Rotation 2016-2019

Check out all of our course descriptions                                                                                                                                                         Undergraduate German Course Catalog                  Graduate German Course Catalog        


Courses offered this semester


GER 111 = Elementary German I

German for beginners. Stress on speaking skills.   4 cr.

GER 211 = Intermediate German I

Speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite: C or better in GER 112.    3 cr.

GER 305 = Topics in German Culture

Group study of selected topics focusing on German-language culture (including Austria and Switzerland). Topics identified in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: GER 212 or high school German III. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.    3 cr.

GER 333V = German Culture Thru Cinema

Nine films made in Germany, Austria, or German-speaking Switzerland, all with English subtitles, show aspects of German culture through events, issues, and values between the end of World War I and the present.  The course also entails familiarization with cinema as an art form.  Taught in English.  As a Viewing a Wider World course, GER 333V is not used toward German major/minor credit.

GER 350 = Introduction to German Literature

Basic literary genres and major figures in German literature from the 18th century to the present. Prerequisite(s): GER 212 or consent of instructor.    3 cr.

GER 410 = Practicum in Conversational German

Intensive oral practice as language monitor. Prerequisite: two upper division German courses or consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.    1-3 cr.

GER 451 = Special Topics in German

Selected topics in German language, literature or area studies announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.    1-3 cr.

GER 453 = Independent Studies in German

Individualized, self-paced projects for advanced students. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.    1-3 cr.