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 minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach UConn ECE German courses is a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in German; however, a candidate with a Master’s in Education with a sufficiently strong German background may be considered. A candidate with a strong German background has either taken at least two graduate courses in German or has been educated (K through 12) in a Germanic country and considered a native speaker. Candidates will be interviewed by the German faculty coordinator before certification is granted.

Instructor Resources:

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