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UNE unit code: HIST324

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  • 6

Unit information

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This unit focuses on the political and social history of Germany between 1918 and 1945. Significant historiographical issues will be explored. The first part concentrates on the nature of the Weimar Republic and its demise; the second part focuses on the rise of the Nazi Party and the nature, and eventual collapse of, the Third Reich. Topic areas include: Weimar culture and politics; the role of conservative antirepublican elites; economic crises; the failure of the political left; Nazi propaganda; the Nazi Volksgemeinschaft; the racial ideologies of the Nazi dictatorship; German foreign policy and war; and the genocides of 1941-1945.

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Trimester 2Online

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Requisites

Pre-requisites
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12cp in ANCH or GRMN or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
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HIST224

Notes

There are two options for Assessment 2 and Assessment 3.

Students who choose to complete Assessment 2 Option A must complete Assessment 3 Option A.

Students who choose to complete Assessment 2 Option B must complete Assessment 3 Option B.

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Richard ScullyAssociate Professor, Modern History - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate and display detailed knowledge of key themes and turning points in the history of Germany between 1918 and 1945, in terms of political, social, cultural and economic history;
  2. display knowledge and understand key historiographical debates in the history of Germany, 1918-1945;
  3. interpret and understand a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. identify, understand, engage with, and analyse an historical question;
  5. write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced history essays; and
  6. communicate effectively their understanding of various concepts in the study of modern European history, including power, nationalism, race, class and ethnicity.

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