German | Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Unless otherwise indicated in the course description, all courses at the University of Florida are taught in English, with the exception of specific foreign language courses.

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Home to 15 different language programs, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Italian, Russian to Vietnamese, LLC gives students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever-more internationalized world.
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GER 1125 Discover German 1 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

First semester of a two-semester sequence that includes Discover German 2. In this innovative online course, students acquire basic skills in the German language and use the Internet as a resource to explore aspects of German culture and everyday life.

GER 1126 Discover German 2 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of Discover German 1. Continue acquiring basic skills in the German language using the Internet to explore aspects of German culture and everyday life.

Prerequisite: GER 1125 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

GER 1130 Beginning Intensive German 1 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The first semester of the basic language sequence for beginning learners of German. Emphasis is on communicating in German through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culturally related topics. Communication in German is enhanced by the use of various authentic texts, music, film, and other materials.

GER 1131 Beginning Intensive German 2 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Second semester of the basic language sequence. Emphasis on communicating in German through speaking, listening, reading, writing and culturally-related topics. Communication in German is enhanced by the use of various authentic texts, music, film and other materials.

Prerequisite: GER 1130 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

GER 2200 Intermediate German 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Participants will improve their skills in the four basic areas (reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking) by reviewing elements of grammar, particularly morphology (i.e., word forms), and by expanding vocabulary. Upon successful completion, students may go directly to Advanced German.

Prerequisite: GER 1104 or GER 1126 or GER 1131, or the equivalent.

GER 2225 Online Intermediate German 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Employs web-based learning resources to develop B1-level proficiencies via the reinforcement of speaking and listening comprehension, reading, and writing skills, and an exploration of selected cultural topics. For self-starters who are comfortable and successful working individually and in groups in an online learning environment.

Prerequisite: (GER 1130 and GER 1131) or (GER 1125 and GER 1126) or (10 university-level credit hours of beginning German) or the equivalent.

GER 2240 Intermediate German 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Objectives include improving reading and speaking skills at the intermediate level. Upon completion participants will be able to pronounce German words more accurately, listen with greater comprehension to German and respond to questions about a variety of recorded texts. Upon successful completion, students may go directly to Advanced German.

Prerequisite: GER 2200 or the equivalent.

GER 2270 Intermediate German Abroad 3-9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

A review of the major aspects of grammar in a context that enhances understanding of German and aims at a level of proficiency above the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Prerequisite: GER 1126 or GER 1131.

GER 3232 German Text Translation and Generation I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Develops writing comprehension and production skills by translating (into English) and generating (by identifying, transposing, and elaborating on their grammatical structures) German texts with various topics (historical, scientific, medical, artistic, etc.), with focus on identifying and juxtaposing structures of main clauses.

Prerequisite: GER 2200 or GER 2225 or instructor permission.

GER 3234 Reading German Texts 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Upon completion, students will be able to read literary and nonliterary texts and to identify the more common syntactical, stylistic and rhetorical elements.

Prerequisite: GER 2240 or GER 2270 with a minimum grade of C.

GER 3300 Writing German Texts 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special focus on strategies, grammar and vocabulary involved in writing in German. Works toward a writing proficiency level that corresponds to the B1 level as defined by the European Framework of Reference for Languages and measured by the Goethe Institute exam Zertifikat Deutsch.

Prerequisite: GER 2240 or GER 2270 with a minimum grade of C.

GER 3330 German Language and Culture 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces German civilization through grammar review, vocabulary building, reading and essay writing. Upon completion, students will be able to discuss cultural and literary concepts in German. (H)

Prerequisite: GER 2200 or GER 2240.

Attributes: General Education - Humanities

GER 3332 Topics in German Film and Culture 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

GER 3224 is taught as a FLAC accompaniment to various courses. A discussion forum covering different topics in German film and culture. All materials and class discussions will be in German.

Prerequisite: GER 2240 or GER 2270 with a minimum grade of C.

GER 3401 German Grammar Review 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An intensive semester-long review of German grammar.

Prerequisite: GER 2240 or GER 2270 with a minimum grade of C.

GER 3413 German Listening, Comprehension and Speaking 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Develops the ability to understand and produce basic kinds of speech (descriptions, simple stories, etc.).

Prerequisite: GER 2200 or GER 2240, or instructor permission.

GER 3440 German in Business 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of Wirt-schaftsdeutsch and the ability to read and write texts in German for international business transactions. Acquire the ability to communicate in German in professional business settings. (N and S)

Prerequisite: GER 2240 OR GER 2270 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: General Education - International, General Education - Social Science

GER 3470 Advanced German Abroad 3-9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Practical, in-class communication exercises at an advanced level in comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Prepares students to achieve a proficiency level above the B1 level as established by the Common European Framework for Languages.

Prerequisite: GER 2240 or GER 2270 with a minimum grade of C.

GER 4482 Cultural Identity and Intercultural Competence 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Listening comprehension and speaking ability in work involving German cultural identity, online and in class.

Prerequisite: GER 3410 or instructor permission.

GER 4930 Variable Topics in German Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Working with German media such as major newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs, students will refine their language skills to a level similar to the B2 level of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Prerequisite: 6 credits of coursework at the GER 3000-level.

GER 4956 Overseas Studies 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.

Prerequisite: undergraduate advisor permission.