A Century of Extremes
General Catalog Course Title:
A Century of Extremes
Terms Offered:
Fall 2013
Spring 2011
Fall 2009
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Schuering, Michael

The story of Germany in the 20th century is a dramatic one, comprising two world wars, genocide, Allied occupation, a division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, and recently an unexpected unification. This course offers an introduction to the history and culture of contemporary Germany. It aims at a systematic account of German history in the 20th century, and it intends to provide a better understanding of today's German culture and politics. In addition to following a chronological approach, we will frequently stop to explore issues that are crucial to providing insights into current developments.

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