In this page you will find course descriptions and other information regarding our German courses at the beginner (100 to 300), intermediate (400 and 500) and advanced (600 and 700) levels to help you and your advisor determine which courses are most appropriate for you.
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Beginner German Classes
GRMN 101 - German I
This interactive course is for students with no previous experience in German. Students develop basic language skills and explore cultural products and practices of the German-speaking world. No-cost, open access textbook.
GRMN 102 - German II
In 102, students become more familiar with basic structures of German and continue developing cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world.
GRMN 300 - German III
In 300, students expand their vocabulary and become familiar with more complex grammar. They read and analyze texts and videos and engage in discussion.
GRMN 301 - German IV
In 301, students read, interpret, and discuss longer German texts, extending the focus on language and culture. Students research various aspects of the history and culture of German-speaking countries and learn to write about and present the results of their research.
Intermediate and Advanced German Classes
GRMN 521 - Intro to 18th/19th C. Literature
Take your German to the next level while investigating the topics and styles of electrifying Romantic and Realist fiction. Together, we will explore short literary texts from genres such as fairy tales, poems, and stories of madness and mystery.
GRMN 526 - Business German
Learn the vocabulary, communicative skills and cultural competencies pertaining to the world of business and other professions in German. Create a German resume, develop interview skills and learn field-specific vocabulary.
GRMN 705 - Comics in the German Speaking World
In this course, we will explore comics in the German-speaking world with a focus on three purposes: how comics are finding new ways to work through Germany’s troubled past, how comics adapt classic literature for today’s audiences, and how comics address contemporary issues like race relations and gender/sexual identities. To do so, we will study comics as an artform: how they differentiate themselves from other forms of representation through the unique arrangement of images, text, negative space, color and intensity, and sound representation.