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Available at NRCSA Programs in the German-Speaking World  

Credit available for German Language & Literature courses at the Undergraduate & Graduate levels.

Credit available for courses in Art at the Undergraduate level.

Credits for Semester programs are shown below. To convert to credits using the Quarter System, increase by 50%. (Example: a six credit course on the Semester System is a nine credit course in the Quarter System.)

• Requirement: A minimum of 3 weeks study with a maximum of 20 hours per week is required for every 3 credits. Applicable to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Undergraduate Level - German

GER 111. Elementary German I - German for beginners. Not open to German-speaking students.

GER 112. Elementary German II - German for beginners. Not open to German-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in GER 111.

GER 211. Intermediate German I - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to German-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in GER 112.

GER 212. Intermediate German II - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to German-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in GER 211.

GER 250. Cultures of the German-Speaking World - Familiarization with cultures of the German-speaking world. Language variations, history, literature, fine arts, and cultural behavior of mainstream German cultures including U.S. Prerequisite: either GER 111, GER 112

GER 305. German Culture and Civilization - Group study of selected topics focusing on German culture and civilization. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: GER 212

GER 312. Advanced German Communication - Advanced grammar and emphasis and on communicating in a cultural correct manner . Prerequisite: GER 212

GER 325. Advanced Conversation - Conversation and intensive oral practice. Not open to native German speakers. Prerequisite: GER 212.

GER 336: Survey of German Literature - Develop a better understanding of the culture and literature of the country Prerequisite: GER 312

GER 338. Introduction to German Linguistics - General aspects of German linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical, and dialectal. Prerequisite: GER 212

GER 340. Advanced German for Health Services - Develop the skills needed to interact, in German, with patients and health care professionals. Prerequisite: GER 312

GER 350: Phonetics and phonology - In this course you will learn methods and tools applied to descriptive linguistic phonetics and articulation. Prerequisite: GER 212

GER 370: Introduction to Translation - An introduction to theoretical and practical tools for the process of translation from English into German. The students learn to make simple text translations and advanced intermediate complexity trying to keep as closely as possible with the intent and style of the author. Prerequisite: GER 313.

GER 390. Independent Studies in Literature, Language, or Culture - Individualized, self-paced projects for advanced students. Students must present formal proposal of study. Prerequisite: GER 313. May be repeated once.

GER 430: Selected Topics in German Literature - Study authors, literary movements or specific gender in German literature. Prerequisite: GER 313.

GER 490. Special Topics - Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Graduate Level - German

German 590 - Special Topics Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Undergraduate Level - Art



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Select the foreign program of interest to you. Coordinate the matter of credit acceptance with your home school or employer in advance.

A. If your home school accepts credit directly from the foreign school, register for study abroad by returning the completed NRCSA PreRegistration Form and deposit to NRCSA. Coordinate credit requirements with your home school.

B. If your home school will not accept credit from abroad and wants you to work through a US sponsoring university, advise NRCSA which foreign school you wish to attend. NRCSA will send you the administrative requirements of the US universities working with that foreign school (different US schools work with different foreign schools).

  • If you appear to meet those requirements (including admission deadlines), first complete and return the NRCSA Preregistration Form to NRCSA with your deposit and a note stating your academic needs.
  • Upon acceptance by the foreign school, you will be given instructions to also register with the corresponding US university. (If your application is denied by the US university due to your grade-point or lack of prerequisites, your foreign school deposit will be refunded in full.
  • You will relate to NRCSA for foreign program information and the US university for credit/transfer credit issues and requirements.
  • The entire process can usually be completed in a few weeks assuming you have the necessary background to take the selected courses abroad.

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