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Kaja Shonick
HSTEU 334
Seattle Campus

Germany 1871-1989

Society and politics from Germany's first unification to its reunification; domestic and foreign policy; political, economic, social, and cultural developments; high emphasis on German society's self-perception and on the variety of interpretations of this period's history

Class description

This course will cover the history of Germany from unification in 1871 to reunification in 1989/90. Topics to be covered include: German Imperialism, World War I, the Weimar Republic, National Socialism, World War II and the Holocaust, the Cold War, and German reunification. Special attention will be given to issues of citizenship, migration, identity, gender, and race in German history. This course will include weekly discussions, as well as the presentation of films and other visual material.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture, discussion, films, slides.

Recommended preparation

No prior knowledge of German history is assumed.

Class assignments and grading

2 papers, 2 in class exams.

participation in discussion 20% paper 1 15% midterm 15% paper 2 25% final exam 25%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kaja Shonick
Date: 02/11/2007