Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.
Those who know no foreign language knows nothing of their mother tongue.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In an increasingly globalized world, a German courses gives students access to the language, culture, and marketplace of three leading European nations: Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Together, the inhabitants of these three countries, combined with native speakers in other regions of the globe, make German the most spoken language in the European Union and the tenth most spoken language in the world. On a professional level, speaking and understanding another language opens many career opportunities. At the undergraduate level, taking German classes will help to expand your understanding of another culture through a wide range of course offerings. In business and social settings, being able to interact in a culturally appropriate manner is essential in order to seal a deal or make a transaction. Understanding a bit of history and culture helps to make travel more enriching. Learning German will also enrich your personal life. The Modern Languages Department is the place to start.
This is a course for students who have had no previous background in German. Grammar is taught inductively and simple texts are read. Skills in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are developed.
In this continuation of German I, grammar, composition, conversation, reading and analysis of simple literary texts are covered. Prerequisite: GER 101 or departmental approval