Spring 2024 - GERM 100 D100

Introductory German I (3)

Class Number: 5751

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.



Introduction to German for students with no previous background in the language. Course develops German language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, using practical and situational materials that stress both language and culture. By the end of the term, students will have acquired basic conversational skills. (A1.1 level of CEFR). Students with previous German training should contact the department for placement. Students with credit for GERM 102 may not take this course for further credit.


German100 is a beginner's language course. Through a rich array of authentic material with accompanying activities you will learn how to introduce yourself, give personal information, talk about your hobbies, interests and entertainment, describe your daily routine and speak about your home, family and friends. Additionally, you will be introduced to German food, transportation and celebrations. Each of the four moduleswe will be covering will provide you with opportunities to communicate in German in real-life situations for real purposes.

GERM 100 is a beginner’s course for students with no previous knowledge of German. Students with German preparation from European or other high schools, native speakers and students from German-speaking homes as well as students who have taken any German classes may not take the course for credit and should consult the instructor regarding proper placement. The Department reserves the right to withdraw or transfer a student to a higher level course should the language proficiency of the student prove greater than initially supposed.


  • Active Oral Participation & Regular Attendance 10%
  • Assigned Written Preparation 5%
  • Vocabulary Quizzes 10%
  • Module Tests x 4 60%
  • Project 5%
  • Oral Test 10%


GERM 100 may be applied towards the Certificate in German Studies. 



Evans, Pude, Specht, Menschen A1.1, Kursbuch, Hueber Verlag, 2012
ISBN: 978-3-19-361901-3

Glas-Peters, Pude, Reimann, Menschen A1.1 Arbeitsbuch, Hueber Verlag, 2012
ISBN: 978-3-19-311901-8


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Registrar Notes:


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