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Spring 2011-2012
* HIS 366 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Germany since 1806

Harold James

This course sets German history in a comparative context of international politics, demonstrating how nationalism and national unity emerged as responses to the European state system in the first half of the 19th century, how after 1871 German problems in turn affected the world, and finally why after 1945 Germany should be so prominent in super-power politics. It examines the origin of the German Revolution of 1989, and the place of Germany in Europe and the global order.

Sample reading list:
Schulze, Course of German Nationalism
Peukert, Weimar Republic
Kershaw, Hitler
Mann, Buddenbrooks

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 200 pages of reading per week. A midterm exam, and a take-home essay; comments on reading prepared for precepts.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
If there is enough student interest, one precept will be conducted in German.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41083 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Robertson Hall   011   Enrolled:23 Limit:25
41084 P01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled