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GRMN 420  Fascism in Europe  Units: 3.00  
An introduction from a cultural perspective to the growth of the fascist mentality in Europe and the emergence of fascist regimes. The course will treat the Third Reich as part of the broader conservative and nationalist challenge to liberalism. NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 320. Students in a German Plan will submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in German. Normally students will read German texts in the original.
Learning Hours: 120 (18 Lecture, 18 Seminar, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (A minimum grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0) or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Exclusion LLCU 320/3.0.  
Course Equivalencies: GRMN420; LLCU320  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Acquire familiarity with a range of historical forces, agents and contexts that contributed in different ways to the unfolding of fascism.
  2. Connect the historical, cultural, and sociopolitical material to the crisis of fascism (1918-1945), as well as to ongoing dilemmas in liberal governance.
  3. Organize, question, and defend the philosophical, social, historical, and political concepts expressed and debated within the work.
  4. Develop their oral skills in classroom discussion and presentations and develop their writing skills through short and long exercises and essays.