German Course Sequence

What course do I take next? 

The German Langauge Sequence: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels explained

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Beginner 1

The beginner-level course sequence goes...
  • GER 101
  • GER 102
  • GER 103

Intermediate 2

After GER 0103, students may choose ...
  • GER 201: Intermediate German 1 (3 cr.) and
  • GER 202: Intermediate German 2 (3 cr.)

OR

  • GER 205: Intensive Intermed. German (6 cr.)
*GER 203 & 204 have been discontinued

Bridge 3

After completing GER 202 or 205, students may select ANY of our 1000-level courses. No specific order required, and offerings vary. Majors & Certificates require 2-3 courses at the 1000-level. Courses include:

  • GER 1000 Reading Literary Texts
  • GER 1001 German Writing
  • GER 1003 Professional German
  • GER 1004 German Business (Eco)System
  • GER 1005 German Media
  • GER 1010 Coffee and the News (1 cr.)

Advanced 4

After completing ONE 1000-level course, students may continue to 1100-level courses. After completing ONE 1100-level, students may take a 1200-level course. Offerings vary. Some examples include:

  • GER 1105 Literary & Cultural Analysis
  • GER 1108 Green Germany
  • GER 1228 Literature and Culture 1830-1890

Courses in English

All of our 1500-level courses are taught in English and satisfy a variety of General Education Requirements. Offerings vary. Some examples include:

  • GER 1500 Myths, Sagas, and Legends
  • GER 1502 Indo-European Folktales
  • GER 1506 Theories and Practices of Work
  • GER 1545 Nazi Culture