Faculty Profile

Sarah McGaughey

Associate Professor of German (2007)

Contact Information

Leave of absence Fall 2017, returning mid-October

mcgaughs@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 114
717.245.1279

Bio

I am a scholar of modernist studies, particularly of the region of Central Europe and of the relationship between literature and architecture as a means of understanding modernism and modernity. My recent book, Ornament as Crisis: Architecutre, Design, and Modernity in Hermann Broch's "The Sleepwalkers", was published with Northwestern UP (2016). I have developed courses on German cultural history of the environment (German Environments) and modern architectural history of Germany. In addition to the teaching of the German language, I also teach topics, such as the Faust legend, pop literature, and performance.

Education

  • B.A., Smith College, 1997
  • M.A., Washington University-St. Louis, 1999
  • Ph.D., 2005

2017-2018 Academic Year

Spring 2018

GRMN 102 German in Everyday Life
This course is an introduction to the German language and culture of daily life. It focuses on the acquisition of language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening and does so while also learning about aspects of every-day cultures in German-speaking countries. Classes are small and emphasize communication. After successfully completing German 101 and 102, students are expected to have reached a basic level of intercultural and cross-cultural competence, that is, to be able to communicate with members of German-speaking cultures with an awareness of differences in language and culture. Classes meet five times a week. Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 102 German in Everyday Life
This course is an introduction to the German language and culture of daily life. It focuses on the acquisition of language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening and does so while also learning about aspects of every-day cultures in German-speaking countries. Classes are small and emphasize communication. After successfully completing German 101 and 102, students are expected to have reached a basic level of intercultural and cross-cultural competence, that is, to be able to communicate with members of German-speaking cultures with an awareness of differences in language and culture. Classes meet five times a week. Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 210 Exploring German Cultures
In this course, students learn about key periods and topics of German-speaking cultures in their historical contexts. The course exposes students to various cultural forms such as music, literature, art, and patterns of daily life. It provides students with a basic level of understanding of German cultures and allows them to reflect on German cultures in English. Classes meet three days a week. Offered in English. This course counts toward the German minor. The course will count for the German major, if taken as FLIC. Prerequisite, if taken as FLIC: 202, or the equivalent.