Syllabus Database

The editors have assembled the syllabus database in the hopes that it will serve as a useful resource to new and established scholars alike, whether for developing new courses and techniques, tweaking existing courses, or simply drawing on the collective pedagogical and intellectual expertise of fellow subscribers.

If you did not submit a syllabus for the contest, but would like us to add yours to the list, please forward the materials to Chris Fojtik.

Please note: All syllabi are here by courtesy of the authors of the specific syllabi. They therefore remain the intellectual property of the authors and should not be redistributed or used for commercial purposes without the consent of the authors.

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General Courses

Seminar/Specific Topic Courses

Nazi Germany/Holocaust Courses

Interdisciplinary Courses

Graduate Courses

The German Speaking Lands Before 1789

Interesting Assignments

 

General courses

2006
Margaret L. Anderson, 
University of California at Berkeley

The Rise and Fall of the Second Reich

2006
Daniel Becker, 
Brandeis University
Modern Germany 1870-1990
2006
Andrew Donson, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Modern Germany, 1789 to the present
2006
*Christopher Fischer, 
Indiana State University
Germany, 1870 to the Present
2006
Bryan Ganaway, 
Presbyterian College
Modern Germany
2006
Michael Hayse, 
Stockton College of New Jersey
History of Modern Germany
2006
Dennis Klein, 
Kean College
History of Germany, 1805 to the Present: The Interplay of Ideas and Power
2006
Jeffrey Myers, 
Avila University
Germany: Nineteenth Century
Germany: Twentieth Century
2006
William Patch, 
Washington & Lee University
Germany from Unification to Reunification
Course Website: Germany
2006
Catherine Plum, 
Western New England College
History of Modern Germany 1848 - Present
2008
Kenneth C. Barnes, 
University of Central Arkansas
Germany Since 1918
2008
Benita Blessing, 
Ohio University
Twentieth Century Germany
2008
Laura M. Eidt, 
University of Dallas
Deutsche Kultur und Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts
2008
Eagle Glassheim, 
University of British Columbia
History of Modern Germany
2008
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, 
Davidson College
History of Germany in Global Context, 1871-1990
2008
Martin A. Ruehl, 
Trinity Hall (Cambridge University)
History and identity in Germany, 1750 to the present
2008
Lisa Stallbaumer-Beishline, 
Bloomsburg University
Twentieth Century German History
2008
Brian Vick, 
University of Colorado
Modern German History since 1849
2008
Jonathan Zatlin, 
Boston University
Germany 1914 to the Present
2010
Jeff Bowersox, 
University of Southern Mississippi
History of the German Lands in the 19th and 20th Centuries
2010
Elun Gabriel, 
St. Lawrence University
Modern German History
2010
Robert Goodrich, 
Northern Michigan University

Early Modern Europe - The French Revolution

2010
J. Laurence Hare, 
University of Arkansas
Postwar Germany
2010
Elizabeth Heineman, 
University of Iowa
Germany since 1914
2010
Maria Mitchell, 
Franklin & Marshall College
Modern Germany
2010
Brendan Karch, 
Harvard University
Order and Conquest: Modern Central Europe
2010
Christian Lieb,
University of Victoria
Imperial Germany,1870–1918
2010
Stephen J. Scala, 
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
The Two Germanys and the Cold War
2010
Quinn Slobodian, 
Wellesley College
Looking at the Three Postwar Germanies
2010
Edith Sheffer, 
Stanford University
Germany and the Two World Wars
2010
Aeleah Soine, 
Macalester College
German History Reformation to Unification
2010
Aeleah Soine, 
Macalester College
Modern Germany
2010
Mark R. Stoneman, 
George Mason University
Modern Germany
2010
Lisa Stallbaumer Beishline, 
Bloomsburg University
Twentieth Century German History
2010
Guillaume de Syon, 
Albright College
Modern Germany

 

 

 

Seminars/Specific Topic Courses

2006

*Susan Boettcher, 
University of Texas at Austin

2006

Andrew Donson, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
Nineteenth-Century German Thought
The Weimar Republic

2006

Astrid Eckert, 
Emory University
Germany after 1945: Reconstruction & Memory

2006

Alexandra Garbarini, 
Williams College
Before the Deluge: Paris and Berlin in the Interwar Years

2006

Carine Germond, 
Yale University
Franco-German Relations after 1945

2006

Ronald Granieri, 
University of Pennsylvania
The German Century, 1890-1990

2006

Jeremy King, 
Mount Holyoke College
From Habsburg to Hitler:  Bohemian Politics,1848-1948

2006

Dennis B. Klein, 
Kean College
Weimar Germany: The New World of Mass Culture and Chronic Conflict

2006

Jonathon Lewy and Udi Greenberg, 
Hebrew University
From Weimar to the Third Reich, 1918 – 1939

2006

Harold Marcuse, 
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
Germany since 1945: Dealing with Legacies of Dictatorship
Course Weblink: History 133c

2006

Patricia Mazón, 
State University of New York at Buffalo
Topics in Modern German History

2006

*M. E. Menninger, 
Texas State University at San Marcos
Sex, Drugs and Cabaret: Europe, 1880-1914

2006

Catherine Plum, 
Western New England College
East German Society & Culture, 1949-1989

2006

Timothy Pursell, 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Modern Germany

2006

Ian Reifowitz, 
SUNY Empire State
The Vienna of Hitler and Freud

2006

Adam Seipp, 
Texas A&M University
War and European Society in the Twentieth Century

2006

David Tompkins, 
University of Tennessee
Music and Politics in Europe from Wagner to the 1960s

2006

Liliane Weissberg, 
University of Pennsylvania
Freud: The Invention of Psychoanalysis
2008
Manuela Achilles, 
University of Virginia
Neighbors and Enemies in Modern Germany
2008
Nina Berman, 
Ohio State University
Germans in Africa
2008
Daniela Blei, 
Stanford University
From the Constitution to the Cabaret: Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic
2008
Richard Bodek, 
College of Charleston
The Cultural History of Germany: Outsiders from the Kaiserreich to the Third Reich
2008
*Susan Boettcher, 
University of Texas, Austin
Jews and Judaism since 1492
2008
Dorothee Brantz, 
Technische Universität Berlin
1968: Year of Protest, Year of Change
2008
Dorothee Brantz, 
Technische Universität Berlin
Stadtwahrnehmung und städtisches Selbstverständnis Zur Geschichte der Straße
2008
Julia Brüggemann, 
DePauw University
After Catastrophe: Germany and the Legacy of World War II
2008
Brendan Fay, 
Indiana University
Beethoven: Napoleon to the Nazis, 1810-1989
2008
Peter Hess, 
University of Texas at Austin
Switzerland and Europe: Integration or  Isolation?
2008
Hoi-eun Kim, 
Texas A & M University
Medicine and Empire: Germany and Japan, 1868-1945
2008
Lynn M. Kutch, 
Kutztown University
Women's Representation of World War II and the Holocaust
2008
Michael Mackenzie, 
DePauw University

Art and Literature in Paris and Berlin

2008
Edward Mathieu, 
Beloit College
Fascism
2008
James Palmitessa, 
Western Michigan University
The Thirty Years War
2008
Brian Puaca, 
Christopher Newport University
Remembering World War II in European Cinema
2008
Claudia Pummer, 
University of Iowa

German Cinema: From Division to Post-Unification

2008
Peter J. Ramberg, 
Truman State University
Science in Germany, 1800-1945
2008
Christian Rogowski, 
Amherst College
Comedy and Humor
2008
Christian Rogowski, 
Amherst College
Popular Cinema
2008
Anne Rothe, 
Wayne State University
Children and Childhood in 19th- & 20th-Century German Culture
2008
Martin A. Ruehl, 
Trinity Hall (Cambridge University)
Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment in Modern European Thought
2008
Martin A. Ruehl, 
Trinity Hall (Cambridge University)

European Fascism, 1919 to the Present

2008
Greg Shealy, 
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Germany in the Long Nineteenth Century
2008
Todd Weir, 
Queen's University Belfast
Critic or Prophet? The Intellectual in Modern Germany
2008
Jonathan Zatlin, 
Boston University
The Historian's Craft: Twentieth-Century Germany
2008
Jonathan Zatlin, 
Boston University
Jews in Modern German History
2010
Kit Belgum, 
University of Texas at Austin
German Nationalisms
2010
Volker Benkert, 
Arizona State University
Masternarratives
2010
Dennis Crockett, 
Whitman College
German Visual Culture
2010
Melissa Feinberg, 
Rutgers University
The Modern Girl
2010
Katharina Matro, 
Stanford University
Life in the Divided City: A History of Postwar Berlin, 1945 to 2009 + course website
2010
Mirko M. Hall, 
Converse College
German Intellectual History
2010
Daniel H. Magilow, 
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Nation, Race, Ethnicity: Germans as Victims?
2010
Daniel H. Magilow, 
University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The German Physiognomic Tradition

2010
Sonja L. Mekel, 
University of Wisconsin
Jews in Germany
2010
Martin A. Ruehl, 
Trinity Hall
Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment
2010
Paul Rutschmann, 
University Texas at Arlington
Weimar: The Golden Twenties
2010
Elizabeth Vlossak, 
Brock University
Weimar Germany
2010
Alice Weinreb, 
Northwestern University
From World War to Cold War:  The Politics and Cultures of Occupied Germany 1945-1949
2010
Cecile Zorach, 
Franklin & Marshall College
Germany Concealed & Revealed
2015

Jeff Bowersox, University College London

Kristin Kopp, University of Missouri

 

Black Germany: The Cultural History of Africans and People of African Descent in the German-Speaking Lands from Antiquity to the Present

Nazi Germany/Holocaust Courses

2006

Andrew Donson, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Holocaust as History
Nazi Germany

2006

*Christopher Fischer, 
Indiana State University
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

2006

Alexandra Garbarini, 
Williams College
The History of the Holocaust

2006

Bonnie Harris, 
UC Santa Barbara
Holocaust Memorialization: National & International Perspectives

2006

Michael Hayse, 
Stockton College of New Jersey

History of the Third Reich

2006

Christopher R. Jackson, 
San Francisco State University
The Holocaust and Genocide
German National Socialism

2006

Jeremy King, 
Mount Holyoke College
The Holocaust in History

2006

Dennis B. Klein, 
Kean College
The Nazi Era: The Politics and Culture of Totalitarianism

2006

Arnold Krammer, 
Texas A&M University
Nazi Germany

2006

Harold Marcuse, 
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
Portraying the Perpetrators (Lower Division)
Course Weblink: Portraying
Readings on the Holocaust (Upper Lower Division)

2006

*M. E. Menninger, 
Texas State University at San Marcos
Germany and National Socialism

2006

Nancy Nenno/Richard Bodek, 
College of Charleston
From Weimar to Hitler: Modern Culture -- Degenerate Culture -- Nazi Culture

2006

Sara Sewell, 
Virginia Wesleyan College
The Holocaust
2008
Thomas Adam, 
University of Texas-Arlington
Hitler: History and Image
2008
David Brenner
Die Darstellung des Holocaust im Film – Representing the Holocaust in Film
2008
Thomas Kühne, 
Clark University
The Holocaust Perpetrators
2008
Erin McGlothlin, 
Washington University in St. Louis
Children in the Shadow of the Swastika
2008
Eli Rubin, 
Western Michigan University
The Holocaust in History and Memory
2008
Lisa Stallbaumer-Beishline, 
Bloomsburg University
History of the Holocaust
2008
Lisa Stallbaumer-Beishline, 
Bloomsburg University
Hitler and the Third Reich
2008
Thomas Weber, 
School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
The Holocaust - Ghetto Life in its Historical Context
2008
Richard Wetzell, 
German Historical Institute, DC/Georgetown University
Nazi Germany
2010
Matt Bera, 
York University
Germany and the Nazi Past
2010
Jeff Bowersox, 
University of Southern Mississippi
Nazi Germany
2010
Astrid M. Eckert and Sander Gilman, 
Emory University
Nazi Medicine
2010
K. Hannah Holtschneider, 
New College
Visual Representation of the Holocaust
2010
Martin A. Ruehl,
Trinity Hall
European Fascism
2010
Roland Spickermann, 
University of Texas – Permian Basin
The Third Reich and the Holocaust
2010
Edith Shaked, 
Pima Community College
The Holocaust
2010
Todd Weir, 
Queen’s University Belfast
Fascism and its Legacy in Germany: 1918 to 2005
2010
Jonathan Wiesen, 
Southern Illinois University
The Holocaust in History and Literature

Interdisciplinary Courses

2010
Manuela Achilles, 
University of Virginia
Generation Green  (Generation Green Guest Lectures)
2010
Kit Belgum, 
University of Texas at Austin

German Travel Literature

2010
Andrew Bergerson and K. Scott Baker, 
University of Missouri -- Kansas City

Introduction to German Studies

2010
Oliver Griffin, 
St. John Fisher College
Swastika on Celluloid
2010
Thomas O. Haakenson, 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
The Grotesque
2010
Christelle Le Faucheur, 
University of Texas, Austin
German History through its Cinema

Graduate Courses

2006
Eric Anderson, 
Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons
Historicism and Decorative Arts Theory in Germany and Austria, 1851-1901
2006
Margaret L. Anderson, 
University of California at Berkeley
History and Historiography of the German Problem
2006
Bonnie Harris, 
San Diego State
Holocaust Memorialization: National & International Perspectives
2006
Harold Marcuse, 
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
Readings on German History
2006
Patricia Mazón, 
State University of New York at Buffalo
Readings in 20th-Century German History
2008
Astrid Eckert, 
Emory University
Writing History, Fighting HistoryControversies in German Historiography after 1945
2008
Erin McGlothlin, 
Washington University in St. Louis
Representing the Holocaust
2008
James Palmitessa, 
Western Michigan University
Readings in Central Europe (to 1378)
2008
James Palmitessa, 
Western Michigan University
Readings in Central Europe, 1378-1806
2008
Anne Rothe, 
Wayne State University
Memory, Trauma, and Holocaust Representation
2008
Brian Vick, 
University of Colorado
Readings in European Politics and Culture, 1860-1914
2010
Jeff Bowersox, 
University of Southern Mississippi
Nazi Germany
2010
Melissa Feinberg, 
Rutgers University
Readings in Modern European History
2010
Astrid Eckert, 
Emory University
Writing History, Fighting HistoryControversies in German Historiography after 1945
2015

H. Glenn Penny, University of Iowa

Readings in (mostly) Modern German History

The German Speaking Lands Before 1789

2015

Jeff Bowersox, University College London

Kristin Kopp, University of Missouri

 

Black Germany: The Cultural History of Africans and People of African Descent in the German-Speaking Lands from Antiquity to the Present

Interesting Assignments

2010
Thomas O. Haakenson, 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Project Kafka
2010
Mary Jo Maynes and Marynel Ryan van Zee, 
University of Minnesota
2010
Edith Sheffer, 
Stanford University
Creating Lives
2015
Ashley Passmore, 
Texas A&M University
Mapping German Reiseliteratur
2015
Melissa Kravetz, 
Longwood University
Digital Essay

*The syllabi of H-German editors were not included in the contest.

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