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GER 1101 Elementary German I

Foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: German
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Use the following grammatical features in a limited way: present, near future, and past tense verbs: common reflexive verbs; the verbs of being; object pronouns; common idiomatic expressions.
  • Listen to and comprehend general topics in authentic contexts. Discern main ideas and key words in familiar contexts. Utterances are frequently limited to short sentence length.
  • Apply knowledge of basic aspects of Germanic culture in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These might include basic geography, formal and informal address situations, housing, schedules, meals, education, student life and basic business situations.
  • Read short selections of new materials on general topics, and recombined short narratives and dialogues using familiar/learned materials as the basis. Extract specific information from the reading including new facts. Produce short writings limited to familiar topics expressed at the sentence and simple paragraph level.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4