German

Requirements & Courses

  • German courses, as designated by the three-letter prefix GRM, are taught in German. World Languages and Cultures courses, as designated by the three-letter prefix WLC, are taught in English.

    Courses taught internationally may have a different emphasis from those offered on campus.

     

  • Four credits from GRM 112 or higher, with the exception of practicum or independent study courses, count towards the Distributive Requirements in the Humanities.
  • Advanced Credit in a second language may be earned by: 

    1. Scoring at the 4 level of higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam.
    2. Successfully completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program exams, at the High Level with a minimum score of 5.

Courses

  • GRM
    111
    .
    Beginning German I
    4 credits
    Introduction to German. Primary objective: to enable students to begin early and meaningful communication in German by acquiring necessary basic skills. Emphasizes skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Secondary objective provides insight through participation in German culture and society. (Alma, Germany)
  • GRM
    150
    .
    Detective Stories
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in German at a novice-mid/high level, will use easy reader detective stories, accompanied by music, films and other internet resources, to continue to develop both language skills and cultural competencies.
  • GRM
    151
    .
    Emil and the Detectives
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in German at a novice-mid/high level, will use the German classic "Emil und die Detektive", accompanied by two versions of the eponymous film and other internet resources, to continue to develop both language skills and cultural competencies.
  • GRM
    152
    .
    German Contemporary Issues
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in German at a novice-mid/high level, will introduce some important contemporary political, social and cultural issues in Germany, accompanied by film, music and other internet resources, to continue to develop both language skills and cultural competencies.
  • GRM
    153
    .
    Environment & Sustainability
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in German at a novice-mid/high level, will use the German newspaper "Sprache und Zeitung", a proficiency-based approach to discuss the environmental issues in Germany, accompanied by film, music and other internet resources, to continue to develop both language skills and cultural competencies.
  • GRM
    154
    .
    German Fairy Tales
    4 Credits
    This course, taught in German at a novice-mid/high level, will discuss the Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, accompanied by music, films and other internet resources, to continue to develop both language skills and cultural competencies.