HI 329: 3 credits
This course examines the political, military, cultural and social history of Germany during the Nazi rule, 1933-45. Topics include the rise and destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich from its origins, through the meteoric rise of the National Socialist Movement, to its demise. Special attention is given to the sources of support for Nazism among German voters, the structure of the National Socialist state, the role of Adolph Adolf Hitler, Germany’s role in the Second World War, and the Holocaust. The assignments are designed to benefit students by helping them develop intellectual and communication skills that apply not only to the study of history, but also to other academic disciplines and to a variety of professional pursuits.