GERMAN 322 - The Origins of Nazism
Winter 2017, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other:
WorldLit
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Over the course of the semester we trace the rise and fall of National Socialism. The first half of the course focuses on Germany’s first democracy, the Weimar Republic and explores Nazism’s roots in postwar political culture. The Republic’s radical democratic visions and social programs may have failed to produce a lasting consensus in the 1920s, but they did not naturally or inevitably lead to the rise of National Socialism and the assumption of power in 1933. In the second half, we focus on the Nazi period itself and explore how National Socialism consolidated its power, remade society, transformed culture, and maintained popular legitimacy in order to create a social order based on the concepts of race and struggle. The concept of race is crucial here and we will spend a significant amount of time, reading, thinking, and talking about the construction of race in Germany at the time and place it into its global historical contexts. In the name of the “racial purity,” the Nazi state moved ruthlessly against Germany’s Jewish population and cleansed German society of all “undesirable” elements. Racial politics also chiefly drove the genocidal war for territorial expansion that underwrote the entire Nazi project. Lastly, we will begin to sketch the complicated consequences for postwar Europe in the aftermath of the Third Reich’s collapse in 1945.

Course Requirements:

Read. Think. Participate in discussion and lecture. Two Essay Exams. Short Writing Assignments. In-lecture quizzes.

Intended Audience:

Suitable for students at all levels who are not afraid to read

Class Format:

Two 90 minute Lectures, One Discussion per week

Schedule

GERMAN 322 - The Origins of Nazism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
24925
Open
103
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
24926
Open
9
24LSA History Majors
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
24927
Open
1
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
24928
Open
3
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
24929
Open
2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
24930
Open
3
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
24931
Open
6
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
24932
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
24933
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
26728
Open
5
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
29471
Open
3
7LSA Hnrs
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
32662
Open
13
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
32663
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
015 (DIS)
 In Person
33231
Open
11
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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