Sex, guns and Nazis, this course aims to examine some of the most interesting and controversial topics in German history in the early 20th century. Significant attention will be given to the two world wars and their impact and relationship to German politics, society, economy, and gender relations. Major themes will include: World War I and 'Total War', Total War and the Homefront, the Weimar Republic and the collapse of democracy, the rise of the Nazis, Nazi ideology, the Second World War, the Holocaust and Modernity, and conceptions of militarized masculinity. The aim of this course is to provide a broad survey of major topics and themes that helped shape the early 20th century and continue to haunt the present.
There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to receive this discount.