Germany in the Twentieth Century

Course NameGermany in the Twentieth Century
Course CodePOS512
DescriptionThis class is conceived as a general introduction to German history. It will replace the evolution of Germany in the context of European history and will give the students the instruments for understanding the origins and foundations of Germany’s position in the world. It will also offer an analysis of German contemporary society and present the characteristics that influence Germany’s foreign policy and economy.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Have a clear understanding of German history and of Germany’s role and position in today’s Europe, from a political and economic point of view;
– Analyze major diplomatic, economic and constitutional texts regarding Germany;
– Use the historical material studied in class to shed light on a specific political, economic, and cultural aspect of contemporary Germany.