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Barbel Thoens-Masghati


Bärbel Thoens-Masghati

Assistant Professor, German

Tel: (630) 942-3323
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2625D

Areas of Research Interest:

  • German films, from the beginning to present day
  • Changes in German culture and traditions since WWII
  • Germany as part of a Global community

Recent Courses Taught:

  • German 1100, German Civilization and Culture
  • German 1101/1102, Elementary German, I & II
  • German 2201/2202, Intermediate German, I & II
  • German 2251/2252, German Composition & Conversation, I & II

Current Projects:

  • Study Abroad program for German
  • Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange: 2 German exchange students on campus
  • Preparation for future German online courses


  • BA, German/French—Hope College, Holland, MI
  • University of Munich—Junior Year in Munich
  • MA, German Languages and Literature—Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Post graduate studies (68 hours) in German Languages and Literature—Ohio State University