Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One Syllabus done

So far I have finished one syllabus for next semester. I wrote it last night. I will post it tomorrow.  I decided to center the course Aspects of World History 1914-1945 around Nazi Germany and the USSR. I am assigning Robert Gellately's Lenin, Stalin and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe (London: Vintage, 2008) as the main text for the class. I think centering the class around the two major dictatorships in Europe during the early 20th century gives the class a central focus. I would be curious if anybody else has ever taught a class that essentially compared and contrasted the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and what were the results?

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