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CityLAB: Berlin

Explore your passion for architecture, art, history, political science, studies in war and peace, computer science, and German in one of Europe's most dynamic cities.

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An interdisciplinary approach to the history of Germany, this course examines the political, economic, and architectural structures that influenced key individuals and events over the course of five centuries. Readings and discussions are supplemented by visits to sites that created systems of power or reflect the way certain rulers chose to memorialize or represent their authority. By taking a long view of history, students will see how elements of design, political philosophy, economic systems, and culture developed over time and shaped modern central Europe.