Explore the UConn German website for departmental information. Course descriptions below correspond to the UConn undergraduate directory of courses.

GERM 3233: Building Language Skills through Culture I

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Development of oral and written skills using a content-based methodology and drawing on texts that deal with issues in contemporary culture of German-speaking countries. Emphasis on acquisition of a sophisticated understanding of cultural differences while building vocabulary, improving accuracy, and increasing facility in self-expression and communication.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of three or more years of high school German, or instructor consent, is required.

GERM 3255:  Studies in 20th Century German Literature

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year. Prerequisite: GERM 3233.

Study of a cohesive group of texts that mark the period. Attention will be given to the relevant socio-historical context and to the visual and performing arts. Taught in German.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of GERM 3233 is required. 

Instructor Certification Requirements:

The preferred requirement for instructors wishing to teach UConn ECE German courses  is a Bachelor’s Degree in German/German Studies and a Master’s Degree in German/German Studies. If the instructor has a Bachelor’s Degree in German and a Master’s Degree in Education or another equivalent field (e.g., International Studies), the instructor needs to complete at least two scholarly courses in the study of German/German Studies. The courses should be in a Graduate German Studies Department from an accredited university in the United States.

Instructor Resources:

GERM 3233 Sample Syllabus (PDF)
GERM 3255W Sample Syllabus (PDF)