1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
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Associated major: History
This topic examines a major European society undergoing radical change in peace and war after 1870. It includes consideration of the impact of political unification and rapid industrialisation on traditional German society; further dislocation of German life caused by the 1914-18 War and the shattering effects of the economic crises of inflation and depression; the failure of republican democracy, 1919-33; the nature of the Nazi regime in peace and war, 1933-45; and how the Holocaust became possible.
This topic aims to provide students with:
a strong knowledge of differing perspectives on historical events and agents and how these perspectives contribute to historical discourse within the profession and more broadly
a strong knowledge of the disciplinary nature of history, its disciplinary history, its methodology, and its role in the community
the ability to undertake historical research and reporting
the ability to effectively communicate a nuanced knowledge and understanding of historical events and concepts in a range of written and oral forms
the ability to work independently and collaboratively
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic should be able to:
critically reflect upon the nature of Nazi Germany and how it has been represented and received
appreciate the complexities, characteristics and legacies of Nazi Germany
develop their communication skills through discussion and reasoned argument
locate, collect, interpret and synthesise a range of historical sources to develop a coherent argument
plan, research and write an academic essay
Key dates and timetable
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