Germanic Languages | Elementary German for Grad Students
G491 | 2809-2810 | Prof.Thayer


Elementary German for Graduate Students

This course enables the student to acquire the basic passive knowledge
of German grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation necessary for
translating and reading graded texts.  No prior knowledge of German is
assumed.  The class is conducted entirely in English; listening,
speaking, and writing skills are not developed.

Any graduate student may enroll in G491.  Please note that neither
G491 nor G492 carries graduate credit (towards graduate degree
credit-hour requirements) in the University Graduate School, although
most departments accept G491 enrollment as part of a student's current
program of study and the university charges full tuition fees for 3
credit hours for G491 enrollment.

The Department of Germanic Studies does not permit auditing of G491
for any reason.

The required textbook is German for Reading Knowledge by Hubert
Jannach and Richard Alan Korb, 4th edition [this edition only!]
(Heinle & Heinle, 1998), ISBN: 0-8384-7835-2. One or two graded
readers will be added at a later date. Also recommended is a good
German-English dictionary such as those in the Oxford-Duden series.