Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long.
Cost per credit
$297 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

German – Online

GermanWhy learn German?

  • 46 million Americans claim German ancestors, making it the largest heritage group in the United States. 
  • 100 million EU residents speak German as their native language, making German the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe. Another 31 percent of EU residents speak German as a second language.
  • There are 1,200 German-owned companies in the United States including: Daimler Group, T-Mobile, BASF Corp., Bayer Corp.and Trader Joe's Corp.

Courses offered

First-year German Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
GER 111 ✓  ✓     
GER 112 ✓    ✓    
GER 113 ✓      ✓ 

Second-year German Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
GER 211 ✓  ✓     
GER 212 ✓    ✓    
GER 213  ✓     ✓ 

Third-year German Language Courses (3 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
GER 311      
GER 312      
GER 313      

Fourth-year German Language Courses (3 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
GER 411      
GER 412      
GER 413      

German Culture Courses

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
GER 319 Selected Topics in German Language ✓       
GER 331 German Culture ✓       
GER 332 German Culture      
GER 339 Selected Topics in German Culture      
GER 341 Survey of German Literature      
GER 342 Survey of German Literature      
GER 343 Survey of German Literature      
GER 351 German Pronunciation and Phonetics      
GER 361 Critical Issues of German Cinema      
GER 379 Proctor Experience        ✓

Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.

Students who complete first and second year German will be able to:

  • Begin to read, speak, understand, and write German at a basic level.
  • Begin to compare and contrast the German and English language and culture.
  • Be familiar with and understand everyday expressions, introductions, and geography.
  • Be able to explain some of the history and culture of German-Speaking cultures.

Learn from a well-respected university

German courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in German. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.

In addition to individual courses, students can also earn a Bachelor of Arts in German or an undergraduate minor in German entirely online.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

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