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HI4008: SPECIAL SUBJECT: HITLER (2017-2018)

Last modified: 12 Sep 2017 16:09


Course Overview

 

Hitler is omnipresent in modern life. He appears everywhere in the media and he is invoked all the time in public and private discourse. Yet Adolf Hitler remains an enigma. While he tends to be reduced to a one-dimensional cardboard cutout villain outside of academia, inside academia there has been a tendency in recent years to diminish Hitler’s importance and to push Hitler to the sidelines. Download course guide.

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Thomas Weber

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4
  • Either Erasmus Off Campus or History (HI)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Hitler is omnipresent in modern life. He appears everywhere in the media and he is invoked all the time in public and private discourse. Yet Adolf Hitler remains an enigma. While he tends to be reduced to a one-dimensional cardboard cutout villain outside of academia, inside academia there has been a tendency in recent years to diminish Hitler’s importance and to push Hitler to the sidelines. 

 

During the course, we will take examine the degree to which Hitler did, or did not, matter as an actor in his own right. We shall do so by studying Hitler’s Mein Kampf, as well as a number of other selected documents. In the process, we shall discuss, amongst other questions, what difference Mein Kampf made, how Hitler staged himself, why Hitler staged himself in the way that he did, as well as how Hitler’s transformation and radicalization had come about.

 

Further Information & Notes

Students are not permitted to register for this course after the end of week 2 of teaching.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • One 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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