• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person

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 origins of Nazism in German history, the rise of the National Socialist Party and the nature 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 explores the historical context of Nazism, including the allied regime of Italian Fascism. Students will examine Nazi state and society from multiple perspectives to achieve a deeper understanding of the Third Reich, and will gain a familiarity with the state of historical research in this area.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the history of Nazi Germany;
  2. Critically evaluate key interpretations of Nazi Germany's social, cultural and political history;
  3. Analyse and integrate primary and secondary sources into written work; and,
  4. Demonstrate the significance of Nazi Germany for today's world.

Indicative Assessment

Document Analysis: 1,000 words. (20%) [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Essay 2,500 words (35%). [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Final Examination (35%). [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Tutorial participation (10%). [Assesses Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 4] 
  

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of courses towards an ANU degree, or with the permission of the convenor.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIST6226.

Prescribed Texts

Key readings will be supplied through WATTLE.

Preliminary Reading

Jane Caplan, ed., Nazi Germany (2008)
Ian Kershaw, The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation (4th Edition, 2000)

Karl Dietrich Bracher, “The Role of Hitler,” in Walter Laqueur, ed., Fascism: A Reader’s Guide (1976), 211-225.
Hans Mommsen, “Hitler’s Position in the Nazi System,” in From Weimar to Auschwitz (1991), 163-188.
Ian Kershaw, “Working towards the Fuehrer,” in Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris (1998), 527-591.

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Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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