German at UNC

Street scene in Germany

German street scene

The German emphases at UNC stress acquisition of four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes at all levels are performance-oriented, geared toward proficiency in the language and conducted in German. Students also develop skills in critical thinking as they acquire familiarity with German-language literature and civilization. The program’s extracurricular activities encourage cultural awareness while developing leadership and organizational and promotional abilities.

German liberal arts majors may choose to pursue graduate study in German or, having combined their language study with other fields such as business, political science, international trade and relations, history, fine arts and others, can become involved in careers in international business, world affairs, social work or the arts.

Completion of the German teaching major qualifies the student for State of Colorado licensure to teach German in the secondary school and for graduate study in German. Training includes development of pedagogical and organizational skills expected in the German teaching profession.

Placement in the Appropriate German Course

Students with no experience in German should sign up for German 101 and German 151 (co-requisite lab).

Students with some previous experience in German should contact Dr. Evelyn Wisbey at (970) 351-2779 or via e-mail at

Course Offerings

German Faculty

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For additional advising information, see the description of our advising policy.

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