Westmont currently offers Elementary German I and II. Students interested in continuing their German studies may do so by attending Westmont’s Off-Campus Program in Northern Europe or an accredited university in a German speaking country, such as the University of Heidelberg. We expect the offerings in German to increase as the European Economic Community continues to grow. Knowledge of German remains essential for the fields of history, philosophy, religious studies, music, as well as many other disciplines.
German I - Course Description (4)
GER I - Introductory German (4) introduces students to various aspects of the German-speaking world as a way of enabling them to begin building communicative abilities in German in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. This course establishes a basic knowledge of simple sentence patterns and grammatical features of German forms and explores the significance of the rich cultural tradition of the German-speaking countries of Central Europe.
German II - Course Description (4)
GER II- Introductory German (4) reviews the basic grammar from German Studies I and further develops communicative abilities in reading, listening, writing, and speaking German. This course builds on a basic knowledge of simple sentence patterns to introduce more grammatical features of German forms and explore the significance of the rich cultural tradition of the German-speaking countries of Central Europe.