Susanne M. Wagner portrait

Susanne M. Wagner

Assistant Professor of German, Section Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Albert-Ludwigs Universit├Ąt Freiburg i. Br., Germany
OEC 320N
MWF: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
(651) 962-5174
(651) 962-5266
2115 Summit Ave mailbox 5027
St Paul, MN 55105

Susanne is a cultural and literary historian focusing on 19th-/20st century Germany with a research emphasis on resistance literature, particularly resistance to National Socialism, and a passion for foreign language acquisition and drama pedagogy.
She has re-introduced the J-Term in Berlin and together with Professor Joan Piorkowski (UST English Dept) will be taking a group of UST students to Germany in January of 2015.

Besides regularly presenting at regional and national conferences, Susanne has published on resistance literature and drama pedagogy.

Susanne M. Wagner, Drama Pedagogy in the Foreign Language Classroom: Wolfgang Borchert’s Das Brot, 2011 Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 51-65.
Susanne M. Wagner, Bühne frei für die Verschwörer. Der 20. Juli 1944 im deutschen Drama. Saarbrücken: VDM-Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3-639-03557-5

Susanne is active in the profession and has held positions on the state, regional, and national level.  She is currently a member of the Executive Council of the American Council of Teachers of German (AATG) as Midwest Regional Representative, the AATG-Minnesota Testing Chair, and a member of the CSCTFL Advisory Board.
Committed as an AATG-Consultant/GI Mulitplikator she regularly organizes and holds teaching workshops and professional development seminars for K-16 German teachers.  

Susanne is a 2012 recipient of the "AATG/Goethe Institut Certificate of Merit" for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools in the United States and one of ten recipients of the 2010 TraiNDaF II (Transatlantisches interkulturelles Nachwuchsförderungsprogramm Deutsch als Fremdsprache II) leadership program, supported through a generous grant from the Federal Republic of Germany.

Susanne is the German program director, the advisor of the German club, and the organizer of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall Campus Campaign.  
Prior to joining the UST faculty, she held teaching positions at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Agnes Scott College, and The Citadel.

Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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GERM 300 - D01 Intro to German Studies M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 318
CRN: 40127 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susanne M. Wagner Intended as an introduction to more advanced work in German, this course, which is required of all majors and minors, will offer an overview of the evolution of German culture and civilization (society, politics, the arts) within an historical context. The course will also contain a review of advanced grammar and offer students an opportunity to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Oral and written skills will be assessed. Prerequisite: GERM 212 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

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GERM 350 - L01 Genre Studies in German Lit. M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 318
CRN: 43189 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susanne M. Wagner This course will focus on genres of literature in German. The particular genres to be studied will vary with each offering. They will include German Drama, the German Novel of the 20th century, German Novellas, German Film, and German Poetry. May be taken twice with different topic. Prerequisite: GERM 300

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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