GERMAN 322 - The Origins of Nazism
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (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
Cost:
50-100
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Description

Where did the Nazis come from? Was the Weimar Republic bound to fail? Did the Treaty of Versailles or the Great Depression catapult the Nazis into power? What was the role of racism, of Anti-Semitism? How did the regime consolidate itself? What was the role of ordinary people? How do we explain the Holocaust and what kind of war was the Second World War? Grappling with these and more questions, the first half of the course focuses on Germany’s first democracy, the Weimar Republic and its vibrant political culture. In the second half, we study the Nazi regime, how it consolidated its power and remade society based on the concepts of race and struggle. Discussions of race and race-making are crucial throughout the course. 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. These ideas and practices didn’t originate with the Nazis and they didn’t operate in a geopolitical vacuum. Thinking about Nazi racism and genocide in both its particular specifics and in a larger global historical context is the main goal of this course.

Course Requirements:

Participation, midterm & final exams.

Intended Audience:

Suitable for undergraduates 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)
 Online
23865
Open
63
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Lectures and sections are synchronous. Lecture recordings will be available for asynchronous viewing.
002 (DIS)
 Online
23866
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
23867
Open
5
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
23868
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
23869
Open
12
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
23870
Open
14
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 Online
23871
Open
8
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
26256
Open
3
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
36382
Open
12
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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