Quest Courses – Spring 2023 / History and Philosophy / HISTORY OF GERMANY

Coordinators: Caroline Thompson, Steve Allen, Linda Davis

The German people have a long and complex history that has had a profound impact, both good and bad, on all of Europe and on the world. This three-term course examines this political, religious, and cultural history from the time of The Holy Roman Empire in 800 CE up to the current day.

In this third and final term, we will focus on the forces and players that led to the German instigation of two world wars, the Weimar republic, Hitler’s rise to power, and Germany’s role in post-World War II Europe.


B WEEK / TUESSDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

History of Germany, Spring 2023




Feb 14

Steve Allen

World War I

Feb 28

Linda Downs

The Weimar Republic

Mar 14

David Grossman

The Rise of Hitler

Mar 28

Steve Allen

Life in Germany Under Nazi Rule

Apr 18

Steve Allen

The Aftermath of World War II

May 02

Steve Allen

Summing Up: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century German Culture

May 16

Steve Allen

Summing Up: The Past and the Future of the German People

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