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U424-391 German for Reading Knowledge

Gain the ability to read any advanced German text with only the aid of a good dictionary. Get detailed, expert feedback from your Course Facilitator on translation assignments, proceeding from very basic grammar to the complex sentence structures characteristic of journalistic, technical, and scholarly writing. Great for meeting graduate program language requirements, genealogy work, and for theology students. Preview the entire course now at the free, open textbook, which includes online drills and visualization games. Key skills you'll learn include: taking advantage of similarities between English and German, expert dictionary use, using easy grammar cues to save time, which grammar rules are the most important to memorize for reading purposes, and how to use step-by-step techniques to untangle even the most complex sentences.

Course Syllabus

Course Information
PrerequisitesNone; Appropriate for third-year or higher college or graduate students
Credits3 undergraduate credits
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Delivery MethodOnline
Course Start DateDate payment received
Course End Date6 months after start date
Registration DeadlineNone
Course Tuition*$981
Administrative Fee$75 (nonrefundable)
Total Tuition and Fees$1056 (not including materials)
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Course Materials
A Foundation Course in Reading German
This is an open online textbook at .

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