Contemporary Germany: History, Politics, Society - ARTS3780

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 48 UOC overall, including 6 UOC at level 1 and 6 UOC at level 2 in one of the following streams, European Studies or History; or 48 UOC overall, including 12 UOC in German Studies language courses

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: European Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: German Studies, History

This course explores social, cultural and political developments in Germany since 1945, with a focus on major contemporary and scholarly debates. It examines Germany’s development from its devastation in World War II through four decades of division during the Cold War and reunification in 1990 through to the present. Issues will include the situation of Germany following its defeat and occupation in 1945, social, cultural and political change in East and West Germany, the demise of East Germany and German reunification, and issues relating to Germany’s national identity and its place in Europe and the world. These issues and the debates surrounding them will be explored in lectures, readings and student-led discussions.

This course is taught in English and with readings in English.

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