West European Studies | History of Germany Since 1648 II
W405 | 4232 | Diehl

Meets MW 2:30-3:45P
Meets with B378 and W605
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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.