Middlebury

GRMN 0415

Colonialism and Racism

Colonialism and Racism
Racism, the ideology that humans may be divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called “races,” justified colonial exploitation and was the essence of Nazism. In this course we will examine Germany’s short era of colonialism (1894-1918) and its long lasting legacies. Through our analysis of literary and non-literary texts, interviews, documentaries, museum exhibitions and many more, we will discuss the experiences of Black People and BIPoC in Germany – during the colonial period, under the NS-regime, in post-war and post- reunification Germany. We will examine colonial traces in street names, monuments and museums, and critically reflect on racisms inherent in language and educational materials. 3hrs. sem.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS LNG

Sections

Spring 2020

GRMN0415A-S20 Seminar (Eppelsheimer)

Spring 2010

GRMN0415A-S10 Lecture (Eppelsheimer)