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Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall

The World War II has changed the world. How could it happen? What has been inducing the German population to support the Regime all this time? But not only Germany – we’ll also look at the global effects of this monumental historical incident.


Course periodJune 19, 2017 - July 14, 2017 Session I
Category History & Culture
Course levelsBachelor
LanguageEnglish
Class size

max. 18 students in class

Credits and certificate

You will receive a final grade certificate and 5 ECTS credit points as well as six weeks after the end of the course a Transcript of Records only in the event of regular attendance (must be present 80% of the time) as well as active class participation.

Application deadline June 1, 2017, or when participant quota is reached This course is fully booked.
Early bird discount50.00 Euro until Feb. 15, 2017
Alumni discount50.00 Euro
Course fee630.00 Euro

Description

In two World Wars Germany tried to dominate the globe in the first half of the 20th century and all major decisions had been made in the capital Berlin:

Why was Germany such an aggressive power until 1945? How did Hitler manage to gain and keep power? Why were many Germans Nazis and deeply racist? How was the life of ordinary people during the war? Why did the Nazis kill Million of Jews and other innocent people in concentration camps? What were the long term effects of World War II? What happened to the Nazis after the war?

The course will provide answers to such questions via readings of texts from political science, sociology and history, while also taking the opportunity to explore the grounds on which the events between 1933 and 1945 took place.

Syllabus

Course program (PDF)

Course structure

Academic lessons

  • You will receive a total of 45 hours (one lesson equals 45 minutes; 11 hours per week). The lessons are held three times a week.
  • Lessons will comprise lectures, group work, discussion sessions, excursions

 

Schedule (Track B)

  • Monday: 9 am – 10.30 am & 11 am – 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am  ­– 10.30 am & 11 am – 12.30 pm
  • Thursday: 1.30 pm – 3 pm & 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

 

Cultural extra-curricular activities:

HUWISU offers a fine selection of interesting extra-curricular activities and aims to give all participants an unforgettable stay in Berlin. Your program includes excursions, sport activities and social gatherings providing you the opportunity to get to know the city, the university and your classmates better and to meet students from all parts of the world. The costs for these offers are included in the course fees.

Activities and tours we offer regularly: Federal Chancellery, German Parliament, House of Representatives, Topography of Terror, Political Archive, Museum Island, Kreuzberg Tour, Daytrip to Potsdam, Boat trip, Beach Volleyball, Exhibitions, Farewell Party…

Language skills English: B2
Motivation Letter about one page in English
Student Profile

Undergraduate students of all subjects with an academic background and a strong interest in the various aspects of German History, and Culture.

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

Dr. Jochen Hille

Dr. Jochen Hille, born 1972, is a political scientist. His main interests are welfare studies (mainly health and labor market policies), European Integration and the construction of national identity. His regional focus lies on Germany and Norway. He studied and carried out research at Freie Universität Berlin, Philipps University Marburg, Universities of Bergen and Oslo (Norway), ETH Zurich and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

 

Beside the scientific work he is professionally working as a consultant for social policies and as a project manager/social worker in diverse governmental labor market programs. He gained a wide range of teaching skills in governmental programs, in civic education, public schools and by teaching high ranked governmental professionals.

 

In academia he regularly teaches political sciences and economics on the welfare state at „Berlin School of Economics“, the „University of Cooperative Education Plauen“ and the „University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management“ and occasionally at Best-Sabel University, HTW and Business School Berlin.

 

In the HUWISU program he has been teaching since 2013 the courses on:

The Berlin Wall
Nazi-Germany – Rise and Fall
German: Social Market Economy – a better Capitalism?

CoordinatorPierre Steuer | pierre.steuer@hu-berlin.de
Contact detailsInternational Office
Unter den Linden 6
10999 Berlin
Germany


This course can be combined with: