Germanic Languages | Elementary German For Graduate Students
G491 | 2975-2976 | Thayer


This course enables students to acquire the basic passive knowledge
of German grammar and vocabulary 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, although attention is given to
pronunciation.

Any graduate student may enroll in G491.  Please note that neither
G491 nor G492 carries graduate credit (towards graduate degree
requirements) in the University Graduate School, although most
departments accept G491 enrollment as part of a student's current
program of study.  Undergraduates may enroll in G491 if they have
already fulfilled the foreign language requirement for the B.A. in
another language.  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.

Also required are two graded readers, Schweitzer and Thomas Mann
(Heinle & Heinle), ISBN: 0-442-22034-0 and 0-442-22036-7; recommended
is a good German-English dictionary such as those in the Oxford-Duden
series or Langenscheidt’s New College German Dictionary