This course will follow the radical changes in German society during the twentieth century. We begin by discussing World War I and the subsequent establishment of the Weimar Republic, then we consider the period of National Socialism and the origins of World War II. After that we examine the post-war occupation of Germany and the development of two German states, the FRG and the GDR, with a discussion of some of their political and social differences. Finally, we look at the process of German unification and the recent events in the Federal Republic.
Student work for this class is based on recall and a synthesis of reading and writing assignments, but also requires participation in class discussions and several types of assigned oral presentations. Students need to have taken 328 and 356 prior to enrolling in this course. It is conducted entirely in German.
There are Reading, Film, and Written homework assignments, plus Quizzes, Oral Reports (Kurzberichte), Debates (Debatten), Class Notes and Examinations for this class.
You will find detailed descriptions, assignment instructions, and assessment criteria by selecting "assignments" on the menu bar above.
|Ten Online Quizzes (2 points each)||20%|
|Five Notizen-Essays based on readings (4 points each)||20%|
|One Debate (and written paragraph version of oral position)||5%|
|Class notes (collected at end of hour)||5%|
|Oral Kurzbericht report (with 5 points each for oral and written versions)||10%|
|Three Exams (10 points each)||30%|
|Attendance and daily participation||10%|
|(With more than three unexcused absences you forfeit 10% of your final grade.)|
Please ask if you have any questions. I want to make this course as interesting, even handed, and accessible as possible!
NEITHER LATE WORK NOR EMAIL VERSIONS ACCEPTED; NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES; MINUS 1 LETTER GRADE FOR MORE THAN 3 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
Last update: January 2006
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