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ONLINE COURSE: Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall

Why was Germany such an aggressive power? How did Hitler manage to gain power? How did the Nazis justify killing millions of innocent people in concentration camps? This online course will provide answers to such questions via readings as well as film and video material of the grounds in Berlin on which the events between 1933 and 1945 took place.


Course periodJune 15, 2020 - July 10, 2020 Session I
Category Social Sciences, Politics & History
Course levelsBachelor
LanguageEnglish
Class size

max. 18 students in class

Credits and certificate

Participants will receive 5 ECTS credit points after successful completion of the online course. Additionally, six weeks after the end of the online course a Transcript of Records will be issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Application deadline June 1, 2020, or when participant quota is reached
Course fee600.00 Euro | (excl. program fee and discounts)

Online Course Fee

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 millions 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 online 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 online on which the events between 1933 and 1945 took place.

Syllabus will be available soon
Course structure

DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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.

This course is taught in English, including readings in English. For the understanding of the texts and the discussions in class a language level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.

Participating students need to be at least 18 years old.

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/ Carmen Opolski/ Sanja Müssig
Contact detailsInternational Department
Unter den Linden 6
10999 Berlin
Germany

huwisu@hu-berlin.de

This course can be combined with: