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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST2151 Germany 1919-1945

20 creditsClass Size: 28

Module manager: Dr M Follmer
Email: m.foellmer@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should:
- have an informed understanding of the political, cultural and social history of Weimar and Nazi Germany
- be familiar with the important problems which the historiography of the period raises as well as with a selection of crucial sources
- be able to express their ideas and arguments effectively in group discussions
- have further developed their reading, analytical and writing skills.

Skills outcomes
Enhances Common Skills listed below:
High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.


Syllabus

This module examines the political, cultural and social history of Weimar and Nazi Germany. We will take a close look at a diverse, vibrant and participatory society in the 1920s, and ask how and why nationalist visions of homogeneity and regeneration rose to prominence in the early 1930s and made National Socialism an acceptable and even attractive option to many Germans. The course then analyses how the Third Reich legitimated itself and worked in everyday life, appealing to a majority while excluding, persecuting and murdering minorities. Finally, we will discuss the Nazi war effort, its repercussions on the home-front and in occupied Europe as well as the closely related Holocaust.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial61.006.00
Private study hours183.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Exam preparation; researching, preparing, and writing assignments; undertaking set reading; and self-directed reading around the topic.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contributions to class discussions, an assessed oral presentation, one assessed essay.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000 word assessed essay to be delivered Friday Week 730.00
Oral PresentationOral contribution in class, can be resat with 'an equivalent written exercise'10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

10% oral presentations are redone with 'an equivalent written exercise'


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/04/2010

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