Jul 19, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

GRMN 385 - German Empire and Colonialism (Taught in English)

Credits: (3 with optional 4th credit in German)
College Curriculum: COLL 200
Domain (Anchored): ALV
Additional Domain (if applicable): CSI
Although Germany’s colonial empire was relatively short-lived (1884-1919), it had enduring repercussions for both the colonized regions and German society. This course takes a cultural studies approach to Germany’s violent colonial history and its aftermath, examining a variety of texts and cultural objects from the 19th century to the present. Topics include German conceptions of race and citizenship, indigenous resistance, the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples, as well as contemporary debates about public memory and restitution.

Taught in English. Students with advanced German language skills, with the consent of instructor, may take a 4-credit section which includes reading and discussions (one additional hour per week) in the original language