The Department of Germanics offers an intensive foreign language program during the summer. Whether you are interested in learning a language for work, travel or personal enrichment, or to supplement your other educational goals, we can help. Courses are offered at the first and second-year level, and also with an emphasis on reading skills only. Current course offerings.
GERMAN 100 Intensive First-Year German (15)
Accelerated first-year German. Speaking and listening. Secondary objectives are reading and writing. This courses allows you to complete the equivalent of one year's worth of a college-level foreign language.
Germ 100 covers the content of the first-year language courses (101, 102 and 103) in one course over the period of three months. In this course, we follow a communicative/task-based approach to language learning. It springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information and real language use become the focus of student activities. The course content takes a balanced approach to engaging students in speaking, listening, reading and writing of German from the beginning. Throughout the course, students will listen to and read comprehensible German and have ample opportunities to use German in autograph, interview, information-gap, role-play, writing and other personalized and theme-based activities.
GERMAN 103 First-Year German (5)
The methods and objectives are primarily communicative, with emphasis on speaking and listening. Secondary objectives are reading and writing. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either GERMAN 102, GERMAN 111, or score of 36-56 on German placement test.
Aiming at the A2 level, Germ 103 constitutes the last course of our first-year language program. The course follows a communicative/task-based approach to language learning. Its content takes a balanced approach to engaging students in speaking, listening, reading and writing of German. Students will listen to and read comprehensible German and have ample opportunities to use German in autograph, interview, information-gap, role-play, writing and other personalized and theme-based activities.
GERMAN 121 First-Year Reading German (5)
Special beginning course devoted exclusively to the reading objective.
This introductory course gives students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences a basic knowledge of German so they will gain the ability to read specialized literature in their respective fields with the aid of a dictionary. The course meets graduate program language requirements and is only offered during summer quarter. No prior knowledge of German is required.
GERMAN 122 First-Year Reading German (5)
Special beginning course devoted exclusively to the reading objective; GERMAN 122 continuation of GERMAN 121.
GERMAN 201 Second-Year German (5) VLPA
Systematic review of German grammar. Intensive practice in conversation, reading, and writing. First in a sequence of three. Recommended: GERMAN 103.
This course constitutes the first course of a series of three courses at the intermediate level. It combines engaging cultural topics with authentic readings and contextualized grammar in a unifying context. Its goal is to provide intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing, in addition to an extensive grammar review. Prerequisite: either 103 or 103H, or a score of at least 57 on the placement test.