Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 343 East German Society and Culture, 1949-1989


3 cr.


Junior standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the history of East German society and culture from the foundation of the German Democratic Republic through the velvet revolution of 1989 and the demise of the regime. While the course will focus predominantly on the period 1949-1989, a brief exploration of postwar conditions and the Soviet Occupation, 1945-1949, will provide the students with sufficient historical background to better evaluate the main period under investigation.