The German Studies program at Mount Allison provides you with a well-rounded introduction to German language and Germanic culture.

Our program consists of courses in language, literature, and culture and is organized in such a fashion that it can accommodate absolute beginners, but also students with previous knowledge of German.

Complementing the on-campus German program are numerous study and work abroad possibilities, which provide students with opportunity to travel, study, and live in German-speaking countries.


Programs

German is available as a minor only.

Please contact the program advisor (rschelle@mta.ca) for more information.


Courses

The following courses will be offered during the 2020-21 academic year.

Fall 2020

GERM 1001: Elementary German I is an introductory language course for students with no previous knowledge of German. Basic German syntax and grammar are introduced. A mandatory language lab hour is associated with this class in order to also develop speaking skills. (2 sections)

GERM 2001: Intermediate German I is a second-year language course for students who have successfully completed GERM 1011. It consists of a thorough review of grammar, while continuing to build vocabulary and cultural knowledge of German-speaking countries. Focus is given to the development of oral skills and conversation.

GERM 3001: Advanced German I strengthens existing reading, writing, and speaking skills, while also deepening the students’ cultural understanding of the German-speaking world. Special emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and refining communication skills.

GERM 3991: Cultural Memory in Post-1945 Germany

Winter 2021

GERM 1011: Elementary German II is a continuation of GERM 1001 and is aimed to solidify the knowledge gained in GERM 1011. Same textbook is used as in GERM 1001. (2 sections)

GERM 2011: Intermediate German II is a continuation of GERM 2001 and it is geared towards furthering knowledge of both German language and culture. Emphasis is given to the development of oral and conversation skills.

GERM 3401: German Fairy Tales


Useful links for German Studies students

Check out these great sites:

German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.org)
Goethe Institut Kanada (www.goethe.de/ins/ca/lp/enindex.htm)
German Embassy Ottawa (www.canada.diplo.de)
Austrian Foreign Ministry/ Austrian Cultural Forum (www.bmeia.gv.at/en)
Embassy of Switzerland (www.eda.admin.ch/ottawa)
Canadian Summer School in Germany (www.smu.ca/international/cssg/)