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ATS2595

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

History

Coordinator(s)

Dr Michael Hau

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Notes

Previously coded HSY2440

Synopsis

The unit examines the course of German history from 1918 to 1945, focusing on the development, policies, course and implications of National Socialism as movement and regime. It explores the development, nature and decline of the Weimar Republic, the intellectual origins and rise of National Socialism, the development, course and nature of National Socialist domination, National Socialist policies of political killing and genocide, support for and opposition to National Socialism, and the impact and consequences of National Socialism for Germany and the world.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to identify the major causes for the failure of the Weimar Republic.
  2. Recognise the complexity of social developments that characterised the Weimar and Nazi periods.
  3. Develop their own views on the relationship between modernity and Nazism.
  4. Know how to critically assess the works of other historians.
  5. Have developed strategies for the interpretation of primary source materials.

Assessment

Written work: 90%
Tutorial participation: 10%

Workload requirements

3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

History
European and European Union studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions

HSY2510, HSY2520, ATS3595