Hitler’s Germany

HST 2163 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Studies the historical developments from Germany’s defeat in World War I, through the failure of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Third Reich, to Germany’s instigation of and defeat in World War II. Topics include the tragic but not inevitable failure of Weimar democracy and the passing of power to Hitler and National Socialism; the Nazi culture and racial wars waged against alleged “degenerates”; and the roles of party leaders, business and cultural elites, and ordinary Germans in supporting and legitimizing the Nazi dictatorship. Emphasizes the individual’s role in history, as well as the individual’s relationship to choice, ethics, evil, and freedom within the context of an institutionalized mass society.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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