• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, History, International Relations, European Studies, Human Rights
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr William Blake Singley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Historians have long tried to understand how modern Germany could descend, in the space of a few years, into brutal terror, racial warfare and genocide. This course explores the rise and development of Nazi rule, from the seemingly inauspicious Nazi movement’s early years after the First World War to the Holocaust and to the Third Reich’s final collapse in 1945. The course will help you to develop a deeper understanding of state and society in Nazi Germany. It will explore the development of the Third Reich from different perspectives. It will also familiarise you with the state of historical research in this area. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the history of Nazi Germany
  2. Have an appreciation of the role of key interpretations of Nazi Germany’s social, cultural and political history
  3. Continue to develop strong research, writing and analytical skills
  4. Be able to reflect critically on literature and arguments developed in key historical and theoretical materials.
  5. Develop oral presentation skills
  6. Understand and demonstrate the significance of Nazi Germany for today's world.

Indicative Assessment

Essay 2,500 words (45%). [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6]

Final Examination (45%). [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6]

Tutorial participation (10%). [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6]

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One 90 minute lecture and one tutorial per week. Students will be expected to spend an average of 7.5 hours of private study time per week outside these contact hours to prepare for tutorials, research and the final exam.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.

Prescribed Texts

Tutorial readings will be made available to students via WATTLE.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3192 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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