Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study. You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

The first digit of the course indicates the general level. Those in the 1000 series are introductory degree level. Courses at the 2000, 3000, 4000 series are typically available to students in the second, third, and fourth year. Courses numbered at the 5000 level or above are graduate level. Courses listed at the 0100 or 0200 series are technology level courses. Courses below the 0100 level are generally non credit courses.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another. This means that students may not obtain credit for both courses as designated. 

Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering. For further information please contact the department, or visit the department's website.

Course Descriptions


  • GERM 1010X/Y.06 is to be taken by students with no previous knowledge of German.
  • GERM 2046.03 and GERM 2047.03 are to be taken by students with no previous knowledge of German.
  • Students who have completed high school German will normally take GERM 2001.03 and GERM 2002.03.
  • A combination of GERM 1010X/Y.06, GERM 2046.03 and GERM 2047.03 serves as an intensified introduction to German language.

All students with previous knowledge of German should see the Undergraduate Advisor.

Intermediate Courses

Intermediate courses are based on GERM 1010X/Y.06, GERM 2046.03 and GERM 2047.03 (formerly GERM 2045X/Y.06), high school German Grade 10, 11, 12 or an equivalent basic knowledge. A combination of GERM 2001.03, GERM 2002.03, GERM 2021.03 and GERM 2022.03 serves as an accelerated Intermediate German course and is designed for students who want to make rapid progress in the language.

Unless noted otherwise, all upper year courses are taught in German with German texts.