HY111 - Berlin, Capital of the Twentieth Century

As a burgeoning turn-of-the-century metropolis, the capital of Imperial Germany, an early epicenter of queer culture in the 1920s, the administrative center of the Nazi genocide, a frontline city in the Cold War, a hotbed of leftist activism in the 1960s, and a symbolic capital of post-Cold War Europe, the city of Berlin has played an outsized role in twentieth-century history. Using a wide array of primary documents (ranging from experimental films and mass-market novels to political manifestos and architectural plans), this course explores the history of Berlin from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. In so doing, it both familiarizes students with some of the central events of twentieth-century European history and serves as an example for how to employ the tools of cultural and urban history. Meets the Critical Learning: HP requirement. Meets the Equity and Power: EPG requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: HP, Equity and Power: EPG

1 unit — Smith


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 4 Berlin, Capital of the Twentieth Century Jake Smith Palmer Hall 225 25 / -1 05/22/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Berlin, Capital of the Twentieth Century Topic Details Jake Smith TBA 25 / 13 05/22/2024
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