Foreign Language at Pitt-Johnstown
The Foreign Language program offers students the opportunity to develop language proficiency at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels in German. Students may obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Foreign Language and Literature, and often utilize their language training within the International Studies program and in preparation for approved study abroad programs or for graduate study. The German minor requires 18 credits in intermediate, or higher, level German courses. A foreign language minor is popular with many students, as it helps them to further an interest in a language they studied in high school, a new language, or even help to bolster their job prospects in a chosen field. Any study in foreign languages is becoming more and more indispensible as global connectivity increases at an astronomical rate.
What German language classes are available?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the German courses available on our campus. To view the full list of French course descriptions, click here.
GER 0211 INTERMEDIATE GERMANConducted entirely in German, this course provides structured practice in understanding, speaking, reading (unedited texts), and writing. The language acquisition exercises are supplemented by an integrated and systematic review of grammar, emphasizing those structures that are needed for practical communication in authentic German. GER 0430 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITIONDesigned for students who wish to acquire greater facility in speaking and writing in German. Conducted in German.
GER 0454 GERMANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION TO 1650 Readings and discussions concentrate on intellectual and social developments as they relate to the history of German literature and culture and to the fabric of the German language to 1650. Conducted in German.
GER 0455 GERMANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION, 1650–PRESENTReading and discussions concentrate on intellectual and social developments as they relate to the history of German literature and culture and to the fabric of the German language from 1650 to present. Conducted in German.
Pitt-Johnstown German Department Homepage
Minor Requirements (.pdf)
Pitt-Johnstown German Faculty
Dr. Dolores Buttry
Office: 223 Biddle Hall Phone: (814) 269-7176 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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