Bess Dawson, Ph.D.

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    Courses Taught

    University of Kentucky

    • GER 101: Basic German
    • GER103: Fairy Tales in European Context
    • GER 201: Intermediate German 1
    • GER 202: Intermediate German 2
    • GER 206: Spoken Communication
    • GER 307: Intermediate German Composition and Conversation I
    • GER 308: Intermediate German Composition and Conversation II
    • GER 395 Independent Study: Genussmittel in der deutschen Kultur
    • GER 395: Independent Study: Die Modernisierung des deutschen Märchens
    • GER 395: Independent Study: Engineering and German Culture
    • GER 395: Independent Study: Dresseur und die deutsche Pferdekultur
    • MCL 495: Senior Capstone- Sport, National Identity and the Athletic Body
    • GER 630: Twentieth Century Literature
    • GER 653: Research and Issues in Teaching German
    • GER 781 Independent Study: Sport, Body and Mind in 20th Century German Literature
    • GER 781: Independent Study: Women and Gender in 20th Century German Literature
    • MCL 200: Global Literacy
    • EXP 396: Experiential Education
    • UKC 114: Humanities Inquiry: Game, Set, Match: How Sport (De-)Scribes the World

     Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Study Abroad—Munich

    • GERM 455: Drama, Film and Popular Culture
    • GERM 455: Drama and Film in Munich

     Louisiana State University

    • GERM 1101: Elementary German I
    • GERM 1102: Elementary German II
    • GERM 2101: Intermediate German I
    • GERM 4045: Legends Never Die—Sport in 20th and 21st Century German Literature and Culture

     Georgetown College

    • GERM 101: Elementary German I
    • GERM 102: Elementary German II
    • GERM 201: Intermediate German I
    • GERM 230: Intermediate German II
    • GERM 310: German Cultural Traditions: Germanic and Christian Origins to the Early 1600s
    • GERM 319/419: The Nineteenth Century: Restoration, Revolution, Resignation, Realism
    • GERM 319/419: Fairy Tale Endings?: Revolution, Resignation and Realism in 19th Century Literature
    • GERM 345/445: Literature, Culture, Politics, 1905-1945: Rolling with the Punches: The Role of Sport in Creating New Germanies: 1905-1945
    • GERM 365/465: Literature, Culture, Politics, 1945-1965-- Restoring Germany: Collapse to Economic Miracle
    • GERM 370/470: German Literature and Film – Deutsche Identität in Literatur und Film des späten zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts
    • GERM 399/499: The Contemporary German Scene: Jugend- und Popkultur

    Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Study Abroad, Bregenz, Austria

    • GERM 105: Introduction to German Culture
    • GERM 310: Advanced German Conversation and Composition—Jugend- und Popkulturen

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    • GERM 101: Elementary German I
    • GERM 102: Elementary German II
    • GERM 203: Intermediate German I
    • GERM 204: Intermediate German II
    • GERM 280: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: 20th Century German Philosophy & Modern Youth Cultures
    • GERM 301: Advanced German Conversation and Composition—Youth & Pop Cultures
    • GERM 388: Sex, Drogen und Rock ‘n’ Roll: Deutsche Philosophie im Zwanzigsten Jahrhundert, Jugend- und Popkulturen
    • GERM 601: German for Reading Knowledge

     Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

    • Intermediate English Skills: German-English Translation
    • Intermediate English Skills: Précis Writing and Guided Expressions

     Dresden International School, Dresden, Germany

    • German as a Second Language (GSL)
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)

     Davidson College

    • German 101: Elementary German I (Assistant Teacher)
    • German 201: Intermediate German I (Assistant Teacher)

    Education/Academic qualification

    Master of Arts , University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina

    Aug 15 2004May 15 2006

    Award Date: May 15 2006

    Doctor of Philosophy, University Of North Carolina


    External positions

    Co-Editor, Colloquia Germanica

    Program Director, Munich, Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)


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