At CSU-Pueblo students can study German language at the beginning and intermediate levels. German language and culture is rich with tradition and customs spanning centuries. German is spoken in several countries and is the most widely diffused language of the European Union. Furthermore, 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 at CSU-Pueblo, 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. Additionally, 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. All German classes will be conducted entirely in the target language. Why not increase your cultural awareness, challenge yourself, and expand your range of professional opportunities by studying German at CSU-Pueblo?
The following classes count towards the General Education Requirement as well as the Humanities and Cross-Cultural Requirement
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.
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.
201 Intermediate German and Conversation 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.
202 Intermediate German Conversation 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.