History | History of Germany Since 1648
B378 | 3110 | Diehl


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section open to undergraduates only
Above section meets with WEUR W405

This course will trace the history of Germany from 1870 to the
present.  The readings will consist of two texts, a novel, and a
monographic study.  The lectures will be topical in nature.  Among
the topics that will be dealt with in the course are: the
unification of Germany under Prussian leadership; the nature and
problems of the Bismarckian Reich; Prussian militarism and the
outbreak of World War I; the impact of the First World War on German
society; the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic; the origins,
nature and triumph of National Socialism; the domestic and foreign
policies of Hitlerís third Reich; World War II and Germanyís defeat;
and the postwar division, reconstruction, and reunification of
Germany.  The grade in the course will be based on three written
examinations: two mid-terms and a final.