HIST324 Ashes to Ashes: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1945

Updated: 16 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or GRMN or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST224
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Richard Scully (rscully@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 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.