German Course Descriptions
Most students who choose German to satisfy their 3-semester foreign language requirement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) complete the following three courses: German 111 (Elementary German I), German 112 (Elementary German II), and German 210 (Intermediate German I). These courses are taught on a regular basis each semester.
German 111. Elementary German I (5 hours) - Develops the four fundamental skills in language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in an appropriate cultural context. Requires daily classroom attendance and weekly online work.
German 112. Elementary German II (5 hours) - Further develops the four fundamental skills in language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in an appropriate cultural context. Requires daily classroom attendance and weekly online work. Prerequisite: one unit of high school German, German 111, or departmental consent.
German 210. Intermediate German I (5 hours) - General education introductory course. Grammar review and cultural readings primarily for students seeking to meet the foreign-language requirement of Fairmount College. Prerequisite: two units of high school German, German 112, or departmental consent.
The following sequence of lower- and upper-division courses is offered for those students who wish to pursue their study of German beyond German 210:
German 224. Intermediate German II (3 hours) - This course is a fourth-semester German course, which includes intensive reading
and discussion of short works combined with grammar review.
Prerequisite: German 210.
German 225. German Conversation (2 hours) - This course is intended to provide students an opportunity to practice speaking in
German on familiar topics. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently
and in conjunction with German 224 (see above).
Prerequisite: German 210, 224, or concurrent enrollment in 224.
German 300. Intermediate German Readings (3 hours) - General education further-study course. Reading and analysis of German short stories,
prose selections from major contemporary works, and poetry, combined with oral and
written practice and advanced grammar review.
Prerequisite: German 224 or instructor¹s consent.
German 325. Intermediate German Conversation and Composition (2 hours). Emphasizes development of written skills as conversational practice continues. Prerequisite(s): GERM 224 or instructor's consent.