Accelerated Beginning German I and II
German 100–101 van Kerckvoorde
This accelerated course is designed for students with little or no background in German. It enables them to fulfill the language requirement in one year and introduces students to German grammar and basic vocabulary. Conversational German is stressed. Students also acquire reading skills through exposure to short stories by such authors as Bichsel, Hesse, and Borchert. The class meets four times per week. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
This sequence is offered every year.
Intermediate German I and II
German 204–205 van Kerckvoorde
Designed for students who have studied German but whose grammar background is not sufficient for a more advanced level, this course presents a systematic review of German grammar and introduces students to several short stories by contemporary German, Austrian, and Swiss authors. By the end of the second semester, students are able to understand simple German prose and speech and to express themselves in a simple fashion, orally and in writing. This course fulfills the general language requirement in one year. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
This sequence is generally offered every year.
German 300/400 van Kerckvoorde
Under these course numbers, juniors and seniors design tutorials to meet their particular interests and programmatic needs. A student should see the tutor to define an area of mutual interest to pursue either individually or in a small group. A student may register for no more than one tutorial in any semester.