For students who have completed German I and II, German III offers an opportunity to read some of the classic works of German literature by Goethe, Schiller, and the Brothers Grimm. German III will review the basics of German grammar and vocabulary in the first 8 weeks and then spend the rest of the year reading, translating, and analyzing German texts. Along with Urfaust, Maria Stuart, and classic German fairy tales, texts studied will include the Luther Bible, short stories, and both classical and contemporary, popular music. Homework will average 3 - 4 hours per week.
Minimum age of 14 on the first day of class. Successful completion of VSA German II or comparable course in the previous 24 months is strongly encouraged.