Getting Started Guide

Getting Started in German Studies

    The German Studies curriculum is designed so that students with no experience with the language can begin their study at Wellesley and reach a point at which they are prepared to visit and study in German-speaking countries. For those with experience, we have placement tools available online and will recommend courses based on these.

    For students starting German: Students without previous instruction in German language start with German 101. We will be offering two sections of 101 in Fall 2022. The second half of the beginning German sequence, German 102, will be offered in the Spring 2023. 

    For students continuing from 101-102 and for students with previous experience studying German language: we will be offering German 201 in Fall 2022. German 202 will be offered in Spring 2023. 

    For incoming students with an intermediate/advanced level of German or those continuing beyond 202: we will be offering German 236 (Short Stories) in the fall.

    Advanced students of German: can enroll in the course German 338 (Green German Literature) in the fall. In the spring, we will be offering a Calderwood seminar, German 362 (From Farm to Table to Print).











Fall 2022

Beginning German I (GER 101)

Intermediate German I (GER 201)

Memory, Identity, and Nation in German Short Stories (1945-present)(GER 236)

German Writing in the Face of Environmental Collapse (GER 338)

Spring 2023

Beginning German II (GER 102)

Intermediate German II (GER 202)


Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: From Farm to Table to Print (GER 362)


Placement Tool