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Spring 2014-2015
* 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

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 35%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41819 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   035   Enrolled:12 Limit:20