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History (HIST)

HIST 143 (GH;IL) (J ST 143) History of Fascism and Nazism (3) The study of right-wing totalitarianism in the twentieth century, with special emphasis on Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.

HIST 143 History of Fascism and Nazism (3)
(GH;IL)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

History 143 is an introductory survey of fascism and Nazism. The course concerns itself with understanding the social context of fascism, its governing assumptions, ideals, and values, how it worked in practice, and its consequences and historical implications. The course centers on the analysis of secondary and primary sources, and textual, video, and audio materials are all used. Lectures tie the various materials together, while weekly discussion sessions provide an opportunity for students to engage the materials directly. Students are evaluated on the basis of exams (which include an essay component), papers, and class attendance and participation. The course contributes not only to the study of the history of authoritarianism, antisemitism, and the history of the holocaust, but also contemporary and modern European history and, of course, German, Italian, and Spanish history. History 143 will be accepted, but not required, for the History Major as well as the History Minor. It may function as a service course for the Departments of Political Science and Sociology. It is recommended that it also serve as a general education course in the Humanities. This course is offered once a year with enrollment of up to 150 per offering with small discussion sections once a week.


General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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