Details for Germany 1800-1945: A Global History

This course will provide students with an overview of a key focus in 20th century history: the rise, fall and reconfiguration of the dominant economy and society in Europe, Germany. This unit provides introductions to a number of themes critical for the understanding of the 20th century: nationalism, modernism, imperialism, globalization, modern war, and their enemies. As such it will provide an entree to the period for initial teaching candidates, and also for anyone attempting to understand the major flows of the twentieth century and the rise of high modern cultures.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HUM301
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson

Prerequisites

The following courses are pre-requisites:

  • 20 credit points of HIS and/or HUM-coded subjects

Awards offering Germany 1800-1945: A Global History

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Analyse and effectively communicate understandings about key themes in twentieth century world politics, and how these are explicated through the study of stasis and change in German society;
  2. Contextualise and effectively critique arguments about the role of Germany in selected key events and trends (such as the scramble for colonies, modernism, Fascism, etc.);
  3. Research, analyse and apply knowledge about the key historiographical trends in the literature regarding Germany amidst conflict and change;
  4. Construct a critical bibliography of the key writers and the secondary reflective literature in a bibliography which contrasts and differentiates national, transnational and global approaches to 20th century European history.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester. This allows for students to complete readings, reflection and assessment and prepare for in-class activities between classes. The hours are the same as for an intensive: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Presentation (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Reading Reflections (10%)
  • Annotated Bibliography (15%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided