German        

 

 Willkommen!

Welcome to the webpage for the German program at Georgia Perimeter College.  You may see below the course offerings in German at Georgia Perimeter College.  We offer students the Beginning and Intermediate levels of the German language with a strong emphasis on written and oral expression.

Georgia Perimeter students may earn an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language or an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language with a Concentration in Business. (see GPC catalog)

At Georgia Perimeter College, we encourage student participation in language clubs and Study Abroad to stimulate further interest in a variety of cultural aspects of German speaking countries and to reinforce the skills our students learn in the classroom.

Why study German?

        German is not as hard as you think!

    German is the most widely spoken language in Europe.

        Germans form the largest single heritage group in the U.S.

Importance of Germany today

        Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the #1 export nation in the world.

        The Germans are innovators.

        German is required or recommended by many undergraduate and graduate programs.

 

Course Descriptions Per College Catalog

* Check Schedule of Classes under Registration for Course Offerings each Semester.  The Summer Schedule is often "subject to change" as well.

 

GRMN 1001 - Elementary German I

This course introduces the student to spoken and written German, emphasizing the basic grammar and vocabulary of everyday speech. The four skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing- are developed simultaneously. Some aspects of everyday life in the German-speaking world are also introduced.
 

GRMN 1002 - Elementary German II

Prerequisite: GRMN 1001 or permission of the Department Chair. This course continues the work begun in GRMN 1001, building upon grammatical structures and vocabulary acquired.
 

GRMN 2001 - Intermediate German I

Prerequisite: GRMN 1002 or permission of the Department Chair. This course completes the study of basic German grammar and vocabulary while introducing reading of a linguistically more challenging nature.
 

GRMN 2002 - Intermediate German II

Prerequisite: GRMN 2001 or permission of the Department Chair. This course focuses on a review of the grammar studied in GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, and GRMN 2001 as well as on developing more facility with the reading skill.
 

GRMN 2610 - Composition and Conversation

Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or permission of the Department Chair. This course offers intensive training in accurate expression in both the spoken and the written language, based on grammar review and vocabulary acquisition.

GRMN 2612 - Reading Comprehension&Analysis

Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or permission of the Department Chair. This course offers practice in comprehension of written German and an introduction to critical interpretation using basic techniques of literary analysis.