Level I: Introductory German: Contemporary Germany


The overall goal of Level I courses within the German Department’s nationally recognized integrated curriculum “Developing Multiple Literacies” is to help students develop cultural and linguistic knowledge that allows them to feel comfortable thinking of themselves as users of German, in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Level I courses introduces students to cultural notions of time and space as they play themselves out in such topics and notions as talking about one’s self and others (family and friends), referring to activities and events (in present and past story-telling), occupations and pastimes (school, work, and free time), and the world around us (environment, residence, etc.). Comparisons to current German life and society build the foundation for cultural literacy and familiarity with the German-speaking world.

Level I courses include GERM-1001, GERM-1002, and GERM-1011 (intensive track, taught fall and spring).

Sample GERM-1001 Syllabus

Sample GERM-1002 Syllabus

Updated April 2, 2018