Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus

Sprechstunde: Tuesdays 10-12 (during the lecture period),
Institut für Anglistik

Announcements (Nov/Dec 2018):

a) The next abstract writing workshop for M6 term papers will take place on Tuesday, 11 Dec, 4-6pm in F144. If you have taken part in previous M6 courses with me and would like to take part please send me an email.

b) Teaching in Texas (Fall 2019) - The info session about our new teacher training program with Summitt Elementary School in Austin, Texas will take place on Monday, 17 Dec, 2-3pm in F144. 


Please note that I will be out of office:

February 08th to February 24th 2019 (emails will not be answered)



seit 11/2016: Mitglied im Fachbereichsrat (Gruppe: Akademische Mitarbeiter)

10/2014-09/2018 Projektkoordinatorin Workshopreihe Professional Communication Skills

seit 10/2015: Modulbeauftragte für M4 (B.Ed), M 3 (2FBA), M2.3 (2FBA)

seit 10/2014: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Fachbereich: Anglophone Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft und Sprachpraxis (von 10/2014-09/2017 als Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (50%, 4 Kurse))



International Cooperations

seit 11/2018 Summitt Elementary School, Austin, Texas. Koordinatorin der Auslandskooperation zwischen Summitt Elementary School und dem Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz)

seit 01/2016:  GET-Austauschprogramm nach Schottland, Koordinatorin des Programms für die Universität Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Mainz (PD. Dr. Sigrid Rieuwerts)

seit 08/2015 : Fisher College, BostonInitiatorin/Koordinatorin der Auslandskooperation zwischen dem Fisher College, Boston, USA und dem Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz)



Term Papers (M6) 

Students who need to obtain an LN/Prüfungsleistung in my classes will need to write a critical, innovative paper with a strong literary or cultural focus on one of the texts in class, or on questions and ideas which came up to you during the semester.  As we are commonly dealing with time periods and a number of different genres and phenomena in my courses, you are more than welcome to conduct a research project according to your individual interests. Students are required to write a short (1 page, minimum 300 words) proposal for their research topic that needs to be approved by the instructor beforehand. All students writing term papers in my courses have to come and see me at least once in person during office hours to talk about their projects. 

The length of the term paper has to be between 4000-6000 words (Modulprüfung B.Ed) unless stated otherwise in your individual “Prüfungsordnung”. Written work should conform to the format presented in the MLA Handbook (8thEdition) for appropriate quotation and citation and follow the style sheet found on the department's website. Term papers need a minimum of eight secondary sources in their Works Cited section. Not more than half of the sources used should be electronic sources. 

Bachelor/Master Theses: 
I welcome discussion about possible bachelor/master thesis projects from students interested to engage with topics in accordance with my research areas (s. Forschung/Research). If you plan to write your bachelor or master thesis with me as your first supervisor, please schedule an appointment for individual consultation about your topic idea ahead of time. Before I will sign any official documents for the HPA, you will have to submit a research proposal about your topic (ca. 2 pages), in which you outline your project idea (preliminary arguments, scientific relevance, research question, primary sources) and, most importantly, your working thesis. Your proposal should be accompanied by a time frame for the project and a list of sources (primary/secondary) you intend to use. Only proposals meeting all of these requirements will be accepted - if I feel that your thesis abstract is too vague, unanswerable or lacks a clear focus/thesis you will have to revise and resubmit.