Course outlines for online courses can be found on the CEL website.
For more information about GER 330, contact the instructor.
For information about language courses and general registration questions, please contact Katja Czarnecki.
Open enrollment for undergraduate students begins on August 5, 2021.
Register on Quest.
Please note that students with prior knowledge in German/Dutch/Russian/Croatian cannot enroll in GER 101, DUTCH 101, RUSS 101, and CROAT 101 respectively. These are beginner courses. Please contact us with details about your previous experience with the language through study, work, and/or heritage before you enroll in a language course.
We welcome students from other Canadian universities into our courses on a Letter of Permission (LoP) basis. Please contact us if you would like to take a course in Fall 2021 with us. The Letter of Permission application deadline is August 6, 2021.
Fall 2021 courses begin on September 8, 2021 and end on December 7, 2021, with a final assessment period to follow. For all academic deadlines see the Undergraduate Calendar: http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/page/uWaterloo-Calendar-Events-and-Academic-Deadlines
No pre-requisites, if not indicated otherwise.
GER 330: Infamous Lovers is a new course that explores what love is through German literature and culture. Passion, transgression, love requited or not - it's all in here. Taught in English by Prof. Ann Marie Rasmussen. Online.
GER 101: Elementary German 1 aims to bring German language, culture, and everyday life into the classroom. Students with little or no prior knowledge are introduced to the structure of German and develop their listening/comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
GER 101 is not open to students with native, near-native, or similar advanced ability. If you have any prior knowledge of German, please contact the Germanic & Slavic Studies Undergraduate Office for enrollment advice. We do offer GER 102, GER 201, GER 202, GER 250/GER 350, and GER 331 in Fall 2021 as well. Courses offered online and/or remotely with synchronous meetings or on-campus.
GER 250/GER 350: Performance German 1/2 improves students' oral and written skills via creative performances in our everyday life. Students will be actively involved in marketing products, conducting job interviews, writing résumés, improvising theatre skits, hosting poetry slams, or even instructing yoga - all in German. On-campus (MW 5:30-6:50).
GER 250 pre-requisite: GER 101 or GER 102
GER 250 anti-requisite: 4U German
GER 350 pre-requisite: GER 201 or 4U German
GER 331: Exploring the German Language taught by Prof. Emma Betz.
An introduction to the study of linguistics with a focus on developing the German language skills necessary for linguistic analysis. Online with a synchronous meeting on Wednesdays 1-2:20pm.
Pre-requisite: One of GER 211, GER 212, or equivalent knowledge of German (Please contact us to approve an Override form).