Section Information for Spring 2017
This course will explore German history over the past two hundred years, following a mixed chronological and thematic approach. It will begin with a chronological (and geographical) overview so that students can move among the many different states and periods without getting lost. Afterwards, it will explore German history from a thematic perspective, considering, for example, economic and technological developments, class and gender, war and society, nationalism, anti-Semitism, political ideologies, and the work that historians do. To make German history as meaningful and memorable as possible, the course will, wherever possible, also encourage students to establish connections with other histories they have studied.