GER201 Beginning German
[3–0, 3 cr.]
A beginning level course in the German language aimed at providing basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, focusing on the use of the German sound system, an elementary vocabulary and basic standard grammatical structures.
GER202 German II
[3–0, 3 cr.]
The second beginning level course in standard German designed for students who have already a primary contact with the language. The course aims at strengthening the vocabulary, the accent, and especially the grammar. The course gives a broader perspective on the reading, writing, and listening, on a higher and more sophisticated level building upon German 201. Past and future times will be included to give the students the opportunity to understand and communicate in various situations and moments. Emphasis is placed on students’ use of the language in a faster reflex and response when it comes to “thinking in German”. Completing this course will acquaint the students to the culture and open new horizons for students in different fields who are seeking jobs, not only in Germany, but in all the cosmopolitan cities in the world. A communicative content task-based approach is used and opportunities are given to participate in activities and events.
Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2017 and will not be taught in the academic year 2020-2021.