German Language Study
Sprachprogramm - Language Program
Students 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.
The Department of German Studies offers Placement and CASE Exams twice a year.
German Language placement Exams
For the most current information regarding Placement and CASE Exams, CLICK HERE.
Otherwise, please contact Gunhild Lischke (firstname.lastname@example.org; 607-255-0725) if you have any questions, or if you are unable to attend either of the scheduled exams.