German Courses

Typical courses for each spring semester are German 2, German 4 and German 5 (minor course). Each fall, typical courses offered are German 1 and German 3. To see each semester's courses, visit the Registrar's Office page

GER 1013 (GERM1013)
German 1

A beginning course designed for the student having little or no knowledge of German. Emphasis on basic oral and aural skills necessary to participate in simple conversations about one's immediate environment. Development of reading and writing skills needed for basic functioning in a German-speaking situation. In the context of the development of language skills, students are introduced to contemporary culture and customs of the German-speaking world. Stress is placed on vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation and command of elementary structure.

GER 1023 (GERM1023)
German 2

A continuation of GER 1013. Continued vocabulary acquisition, development of conversational and comprehension skills. Further development of reading and writing skills. Students learn to express a sequence of events and deal with the expression of more abstract ideas. Cultural emphasis is on the modern world with readings from contemporary sources. Prerequisite: GER 1013 or equivalent.

GER 1146
Intensive Elementary German

Similar to GER 1013 and 1023. Offered only as part of special programs.

GER 2033 (GERM2013)
German 3

A course designed for those having command of the basic structures of German. Further development of conversational, aural comprehension, reading and writing skills. Cultural emphasis is primarily on the modern world; however, materials selected provide insight into the roots of modern culture. Prerequisite: GER 1023 or equivalent. (GER 2033 taken at Henderson may be considered upper-level credit in computing the required number of hours of senior college work.)

GER 2043 (GERM2023)
German 4

A continuation of GER 2033 designed to increase the student's conversational, comprehension, reading and writing skills. Materials are selected to provide a wide range of linguistic experience and cultural insight. Prerequisite: GER 2033 or equivalent. (GER 2043 taken at Henderson may be considered upper-level credit in computing the required number of hours of senior college work.)

GER 2156
Intensive Intermediate German

Similar to German 2033 and German 2043. Offered only as part of special programs.

GER 3093
Advanced German Conversation and Composition

A course designed specifically to increase the student's conversational fluency and writing proficiency on a wide variety of topics. Opportunity for individualized projects designed to meet the needs of the individual student for specialized or technical language. Prerequisite: GER 2033 or equivalent.

GER 3201-3
Independent Study

A course designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: GER 2043 or equivalent. Permission to enroll must be granted by the foreign languages coordinator and the instructor. Only two Independent Study classes may count toward the major.

GER 3223
German Culture and Civilization

Readings and lectures exploring the culture and civilization of the German-speaking world from prehistoric times to the present. Covers major contributions in art, architecture, music, literature, philosophy, and the sciences. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 2033 or equivalent.

GER 3243
Introduction to German Literature

A historical overview of German literature providing an introduction to significant genres, major authors and periods, including the folk tradition. Reading selections include short works and excerpts in modern German. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 2033 or equivalent.