Basic Language Program

Our Basic Language Program introduces students to the German language and the cultures of countries in which the language is spoken.

Each course in the sequence is a 4-credit hour course that meets three hours a week and includes an online work component. The online work prepares students for class allowing class time to be spent really using language through conversation, games, and other activities!

The BLP is made up of a four course sequence:

  • 101 – Elementary German I
  • 102 – Elementary German II
  • 103 – Intermediate German I
  • 104 – Intermediate German II

Students who pass German 104 fulfill the LAS language requirement and are able and encouraged to continue with 200-level courses.

Who to contact

For more information on policies, placement, and course syllabi or for questions about German 101-104, please contact the Director of the German Basic Language Program.

Interested in taking German after 104? Majoring or minoring in German? For information about German electives and the major or minor, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for German.

Find out more about declaring a Major or Minor in Germanic Studies on our Advising page.