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Eugene Sampson

  • Senior Professional Lecturer, German Program Director
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  • Modern Languages; German
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-2796
  • SAC 324


BA, DePaul University, 1997
MFA, University of Iowa, 2006

Interests and Teaching

Eugene Sampson has taught in the German Program since the Autumn Quarter of 2011.  In addition to instructing conventional language classes at the Basic and Intermediate levels, he has designed and offered many stand-alone courses for German majors and minors (from classes in translation to the mechanics of poetry to business German), worked with graduate students in the Department of Philosophy, and created a select number of courses offered in English for the Liberal Studies Program.  In 2016, Eugene received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (with nominations in 2014, 2015, and 2020), and has served as German Program Director since the Autumn Quarter of 2018. ​ ​

Courses Taught

  • ​​Basic German I, II, & III
  • Intermediate German I, II, & III
  • Advanced German I: Coming to Terms with the Past
  • Advanced German II: Reading the Foreign/Foreign Reading
  • Advanced German III: The Uncanny and the Self
  • German Poetry
  • Translation
  • Advanced Commercial Communication
  • Play, Personality, and Politics in Schiller’s Letters on Art
  • Special Topics in German:  Modes of Creative Writing
  • Special Topics in German:  Translation Workshop
  • Special Topics in German:  Composition & Style
  • Special Topics in German:  German for Reading Knowledge
  • Discover Chicago: German Chicago (LSP 110)
  • Translation and its Paradoxes (LSP 112)
  • Making Grimms’ Fairy Tales (GER 278E—taught in English for Arts and Literature Learning Domain credit)