German Language Study
Sprachprogramm - Language Program
The ProgramStudents wishing to begin German at Cornell enroll in GERST 1210-1220.
Those successfully completing this sequence or those who place into the 2000-level, may pursue further language study in that department or begin with the literature and cultural studies tracks in German Studies.
The beginning sequence of 2000-level courses in German Studies, with readings and discussion in German, is designed to provide further grounding in the language as well as introduce German literature (GERST 2000-2020).
More advanced courses introduce majors and other qualified students to a broad variety of literary and cultural topics in German-speaking countries.
Language Course Sequence
If you already know German...
- Students with an AP score of 4 or better may be granted three credits in German.
- Students with an AP score of 4 or better, an LPG score of 65 or higher, or a SAT II score of 690 or higher must take the CASE examination for placement in courses above GERST 2000.
- Students coming to Cornell with advanced standing in German and/or another subject are encouraged to consider a double major and to discuss the options with Gunhild Lischke, the director of undergraduate studies, as early as possible.
German Language placement ExamsBasic German Placement Exams
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
Make-up- Basic German Placement Exam: Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., in G24 Goldwin Smith Hall
Make-up German CASE Exam: Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in G24 Goldwin Smith Hall
Pre-registration is not necessary. Please come with a pen.
Please contact Gunhild Lischke (255-0725) if you have any questions.