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
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.
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%