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Course Overview

CSU Pueblo students can study the German language at the beginning and intermediate levels. German language and culture are rich with tradition and customs spanning centuries. German is spoken in several countries and is the most widely diffused language of the European Union.

Germany is one of the world’s largest exporters and contributors to human advancement in several fields of study (e.g. business, literature, philosophy, architecture, and art). It is also, undoubtedly, one of the most important languages for scientific research and advancement in medicine. Germany’s strategic position at the heart of Europe exemplifies its political, cultural, and economic importance.

By taking German courses, students will become familiar with accurate pronunciation, learn basic and intermediate concepts of German grammar, develop aural and oral proficiency, read and understand simple and eventually more difficult articles and texts, and participate in several writing exercises.

Students will gain a better understanding of history, politics, and contemporary life and customs in German-speaking countries. Regular attendance and active classroom participation are required and imperative for proficiency in a second language.

Students can enroll in beginning GER (GER 101, GER 102), and intermediate GER (GER 201, GER 202).

The following classes can count towards General Education Requirement as well as a Humanities and Cross-Cultural Requirement:

Requirements/Course Offerings

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    GER 101 Beginning German I (3 credits)

    Introduction to German. Stress on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as cultural studies. Emphasis is placed on elementary grammar, pronunciation, geography and customs of Germany and the German-speaking world. Conducted in German and intended for students with little or no previous experience.
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    GER 102 Beginning German II (3 credits)

    Introduction to German, continued. Stress on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as cultural studies. Emphasis is placed on elementary grammar, pronunciation, geography and customs of Germany and the German-speaking world. Conducted in German and intended for students who have completed Beginning German I or its equivalent.
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    GER 201 Intermediate German I (3 credits)

    Review of grammar and introduction to more sophisticated sentence structure. Expanded study of literary traditions, including short stories, texts and articles. This course will be conducted exclusively in German. Prerequisite: GER 102 or its equivalent.
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    GER 202 Intermediate German II (3 credits)

    Review of grammar and continued study of cultural and literary traditions through close examination of articles and texts. This course will be conducted exclusively in German. Prerequisite: GER 201 or its equivalent.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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