Totalitarian Regimes: Europe 1922 - 1945

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Totalitarian Regimes: Europe 1922 - 1945

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 100-level HIST points or 108 points

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A comparative exploration of attempts to create totalitarian regimes between 1922 and 1945 in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and elsewhere.

    Learning Outcomes
    - Appreciation of the intellectual currents and historical circumstances favouring totalitarian styles of rule
    - Understanding of the similarities and differences among historical attempts to create totalitarian regimes
    - An understanding of totalitarian regimes as political experiments
    - An appreciation of historical responses to systematic human atrocities
    - An understanding of the historical fragility of democracy

    Course materials will be made available electronically.

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