History | Citizenship and Civil Society
W400 | 2731 | Formwalt/Remak


W400 will meet at 201 N Indiana University	
Above section meets first 8 weeks only
Obtain online authorization for above section from instructor
Above section meets with AMST A401, GER V405/V605,& WEUR W406 & W605

TOPIC:  CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN GERMANY AND AMERICA:  A
GLOBAL CLASSROOM

This course is a global classroom. Students and faculty at Humboldt
University (Berlin), IUB, and IUPUI will read a common body of
materials and converse on closed circuit television on the uses and
abuses of citizenship and civil society in America and Germany. Among
other topics, we shall consider the founding ideals of both countries
as well as the process of nation building, the comparative responses
in both to global totalitarian movements, interchanges during the
Cold War between Humboldt, Free University, and Indiana University,
and current controversies in both countries over immigration,
citizenship, and terrorism.

The course will meet for eight Wednesdays beginning 9 January from
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..  From 10:00 a.m. to noon, we will be
interacting with students in Indianapolis and Berlin.  A variety of
readings that have been assembled (around 120 pages each week) plus
W.E.B. Du Boisís Souls of Black Folk will be required for the
course.

Evaluation will be based on written (50%) and oral (50%) performance:
two papers, two oral presentations, and class participation.

Students wishing to take the course must secure approval from either
Professor Formwalt or Professor Remak