Saturday, September 12, 2009

Study Nazi Germany in Germany: Global Studies/History Class Spring 2010

In May 2010, Dr. Molly Johnson will take UAHuntsville students to Germany as part of a course entitled "Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich: Legacies of the Third Reich." Participating students can get 3 hours of either History 399 or Global Studies 199 credit. In consultation with the instructor, students can also develop 400, 500, and 600-level credit options.

The course will explore three cities integral to the history of Nazi Germany: Munich (the “capital of the movement”), Nuremberg (site of the Nazi Party rallies), and Berlin (official capital of the Third Reich).

The course will begin during the spring semester with instruction once a week at UAHuntsville and will end with a two-week trip to Germany from May 9 to May 22.

The course has three objectives. First, while in Huntsville, students will learn about the rise and fall of Nazism in Germany. Second, while in Germany, students will analyze the “aestheticization of politics” in Nazi Germany by viewing Nazi architecture and visiting the sites of Party rallies and parades. Third, also while in Germany, students will examine how the cities of Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin reflect the history of the Nazi period today, with particular focus on memorials and monuments.

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Molly Johnson at or the Global Studies Program at

There will also be an informational session on Friday October 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Roberts Hall 423 featuring free German desserts from Hildegard's!

Pictured here see photos of UAHuntsville students who took this class in 2008. The first photo features the group at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and the second and third photos feature several students at the Olympic Park in Munich and the Burg fortress in Nuremberg.

1 comment:

Jen said...

That's awesome that you're offering the course again, Dr. J. Since Niedersachsen offers a two-week break during that time, you may see me!

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