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German (GERM) Courses

Placement for Language Students

Note:  A placement test is required for students who have previous training and/or experience, but who have not taken a course in this language at Carleton.  For details, please consult carleton.ca/slals/modern-languages and follow the placement test instructions before registering.

Students who are found to be registered in an inappropriate level of the course will be deregistered following assessment by their instructor (and/or the Director of the School). It is crucial for students to complete the placement test in a manner that truly demonstrates their language proficiency.

Students should note that they cannot go backward in a sequence of levels in language courses.

GERM 1010 [0.5 credit]
First-Year German I

For students with no knowledge of German. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for GERM 1110.
Four hours a week.

GERM 1020 [0.5 credit]
First-Year German II

Continuation of first-year German. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for GERM 1110.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 1010, or permission of the School.
Four hours a week.

GERM 1110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive First-Year German

For students with no knowledge of German. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for GERM 1010 and GERM 1020.
Eight hours a week (one term).

GERM 2000 [0.5 credit]
Reading in German I

For students with no prior knowledge of German who would like to develop the skills to read a variety of German texts, including passages from scholarly journals, reports, online newspaper or magazine articles.
Three hours a week.

GERM 2010 [0.5 credit]
Second-Year German I

Further study of German to reach a more advanced level of ability in a range of situations. Equal emphasis on oral and written language. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for GERM 2110.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 1020, GERM 1110, or permission of the School.
Four hours a week.

GERM 2020 [0.5 credit]
Second-Year German II

Continuation of second-year German. Further study of German to reach a more advanced level of ability in a range of situations. Equal emphasis on oral and written language. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for GERM 2110.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 2010, or permission of the School.
Four hours a week.

GERM 2110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive Second-Year German

Further study of German to reach a more advanced level of ability in a range of situations. Equal emphasis on oral and written language. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for GERM 2010 and GERM 2020.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 1020, GERM 1110, or permission of the School.
Eight hours a week (one term).

GERM 3000 [0.5 credit]
Reading in German II

A continuation of Reading in German I. Further development of reading skills in German.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 2000 or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

GERM 3110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive Third-Year German

Continuation of the study of German to reach a more advanced level, including the ability to handle authentic materials and primary texts required for academic studies. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 2020, GERM 2110, or permission of the School.
Six hours a week (one term).

GERM 4110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive Fourth-Year German

Advanced spoken and written German with intensive practice in aural comprehension and speaking in a range of situations and contexts, in reading and in composition in a range of modes and genres. Metalinguistic study. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 3110, or permission of the School.
Six hours a week (one term).

GERM 4215 [0.5 credit]
German for Specific Purposes

Development of language use for specific purposes in contexts such as the academic, business and technical domains.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 4110, or permission of the School.
Three hours per week.

GERM 4380 [0.5 credit]
Topics in German-speaking Cultures

Selected topics in German-speaking cultures and societies. Development of advanced language skills.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in GERM 4110, or permission of the School.
Three hours per week.

GERM 4900 [1.0 credit]
Independent Study

Research in a topic in German language, literature or linguistics under the supervision of a member of the School.
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing in the Minor in German, grade of C or higher in GERM 4110 or equivalent, or permission of the School.


GERM 4901 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study

Research in a topic in German language, literature or linguistics under the supervision of a member of the School.
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing in the Minor in German, grade of C or higher in GERM 4110 or equivalent, or permission of the School.


Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca