This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2015 to April 2016.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2015-2016, please consult the class search website.

For general registration information, please visit students.usask.ca.

As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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GERM 114.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Elementary German I

This beginner-level course will cover all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative setting with emphasis on inter-cultural understanding. Basic grammar terminology and application will be introduced.

Formerly: GERM 115.
Note:Students with a background in German, such as High School German, must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit. Students with credit for German 115 may not take this course for credit.


GERM 117.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Elementary German II

The subsequent course to GERM 114, this advanced beginner-level course will continue to cover all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative setting with emphasis on inter-cultural understanding.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 114.
Note: Students with a background in German outside the University of Saskatchewan (in High School, at home, etc.) must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit.


GERM 202.3 — 1/2(3L)
Intermediate German I Emphasis on Literature and Culture

A continuation of exposure to contemporary culture and everyday life, and an introduction to contemporary literature. Designed to strengthen communicative competency stressing oral expression. Recommended as a course to be taken concurrently with GERM 214, 217, 314, and 317.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 117 or permission of the department.
Note: Students with a background in German outside the University of Saskatchewan (in High School, at home, etc.) must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit. Students with credit for GERM 200 may not take this course for credit.


GERM 204.3 — 1/2(3L)
Intermediate German II Emphasis on Literature and Culture

Further exposure to contemporary German culture, literature and everyday life. Designed to enhance communicative competency both orally and in writing. Recommended as a course to be taken concurrently with GERM 214, 217, 314, and 317.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 117 or permission of the department.
Note: Students with a background in German outside the University of Saskatchewan (in High School, at home, etc.) must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit. Students with credit for GERM 200 may not take this course for credit.


GERM 214.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Intermediate German I Communicative and Grammatical Skills

This intermediate-level course focuses on increased competency in oral and written communication and cultures. Students read and discuss a variety of texts, learn more about issues and problems of contemporary life in German-speaking countries and consolidate and expand their knowledge and mastery of grammar.

Formerly: GERM 215.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 117, or permission of the department.
Note: Students with a background in German outside the University of Saskatchewan (in High School, at home, etc.) must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit.


GERM 217.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Intermediate German II Communicative and Grammatical Skills

The subsequent course to GERM 214 concentrates on increased competency in oral and written communication. Students read and discuss a variety of texts, learn more about issues and problems of contemporary life in German-speaking countries and expand their knowledge and mastery of grammar.

Formerly: GERM 215.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 214.
Note: Native speakers of German are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for German 215 may not take this course for credit.


GERM 266.3 — 3L
Holocaust in German Literature and Film

An investigation of twentieth-century German language literary and film responses to the Holocaust. Possible topics included: victims and oppressors; gender; stereotypes; resistance by individuals and groups; the role and appropriateness of literature as a medium to response to the historical, cultural and psychological complexities of the Holocaust. Course language: English.

Prerequisite(s): A course in ENG or LIT; completion of 30 credit units at the university, or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for GERM 366, may not take this course for credit.


GERM 272.6
Intermediate German I in Socio Cultural Context

First course in the Intermediate Language Sequence of the Marburg Term-Abroad. Focuses on beginner intermediate proficiency in four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as intercultural competence. Students are tested into the appropriate level before or upon their arrival in Marburg, Germany.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 117 or equivalent.


GERM 273.6
Intermediate German II in Socio Cultural Context

Second course in the Intermediate Language Sequence of the Marburg Term-Abroad. Focuses on beginner intermediate proficiency in four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as intercultural competence. Students are tested into the appropriate level before or upon their arrival in Marburg, Germany.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 272 or equivalent.


GERM 274.6
Intermediate German III in Socio Cultural Context

Third course in the Intermediate Language Sequence of the Marburg Term-Abroad. Focuses on beginner intermediate proficiency in four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as intercultural competence. Students are tested into the appropriate level before or upon their arrival in Marburg, Germany.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 273 or equivalent.


GERM 275.6
Intermediate German IV in Socio Cultural Context

Fourth course in the Intermediate Language Sequence of the Marburg Term-Abroad. Focuses on beginner intermediate proficiency in four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as intercultural competence. Students are tested into the appropriate level before or upon their arrival in Marburg, Germany.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 274 or equivalent.


GERM 276.3
Intermediate German Literature in its Socio Cultural Context

Entry level literature course following the Intermediate Language Sequence in the Marburg Term-Abroad. Focuses on the acquisition of skills essential for literature and cultural study: Differentiated vocabulary development (such as irony, edification, scholarly vocabulary), research in target language, textual analysis based on socio-historical background information, and essay writing. The course is offered on location in Marburg, Germany.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 273 or GERM 274 or GERM 275.


GERM 298.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

GERM 299.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

GERM 304.3 — 1(3L)
Advanced German Popular Culture and Literature Mid to Late 20th Century and Beyond

Advanced exposure to German popular culture and literature from the mid-to-late-20th Century and beyond. Designed to enhance communicative competence both orally and in writing.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 217.
Note(s): Recommended as a course to be taken concurrently with GERM 314 or GERM 317.


GERM 314.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Advanced German I

This advanced-level course aims at developing post-intermediate proficiency in oral and written communication and culture. Grammar review and expansion, and a wider vocabulary will be studied, interlinked with literary texts reflecting German culture.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 217 or permission of the department.
Note: Students with a background in German outside the University of Saskatchewan (in High School, at home, etc.) must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit. Students with credit for GERM 315 may not take this course for credit.


GERM 317.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Advanced German II

The subsequent course to GERM 314 concentrates on broadening vocabulary and useful complex grammar structures while reading literary texts reflecting German culture.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 314 or permisssion of the department.
Note: Students with a background in German outside the University of Saskatchewan (in High School, at home, etc.) must complete a placement test in the Department of Languages and Linguistics if they wish to take this course for credit. Students with credit for GERM 315 may not take this course for credit.


GERM 366.3 — 1/2(3L-1S)
Holocaust in German Literature and Film

An investigation of twentieth-century German language literary and film responses to the Holocaust. Possible topics included: victims and oppressors; gender; stereotypes; resistance by individuals and groups; the role and appropriateness of literature as a medium to response to the historical, cultural and psychological complexities of the Holocaust. Course language: English; readings, seminars and student work in German.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 317 or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for GERM 266, may not take this course for credit.


GERM 398.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

GERM 399.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

GERM 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

GERM 499.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.