Hist Migration: Modern Germany

/Melting Pot?/ A History of (Forced) Migration in Modern Germany

This course provides insightst into Germany’s turbulent migrant history since the 19th century. Responding to problems back home and opportunities in the German lands, ethnic and religious minorities as well as ethnic Germans from the East have moved to Germany throughout the past 200+ years, but despite this, Germany has never thought of itself as an immigrant country or owning a diverse culture. This course will show to what extent migrants have challenged and shaped modern Germany, be they Ruhrpolen, refugees, expellees or Gastarbeiter, and it will provide a historical, theoretical and terminological framework to discuss and assess the current refugee crisis that has brought over one million migrants to Germany in 2015 alone.

Required texts:
- ZEIT-Verlag, Die neuen Deutschen. Vom Dreißigjährigen Krieg bis heute: 400 Jahre Einwanderung nach Deutschland. ZEIT Geschichte Nr. 4 (2015) ISBN 4-196763-905907-04
- Andreas Kossert: Kalte Heimat. Die Geschichte der deutschen Vertriebenen. München 2009, 4. Auflage. Pantheon Verlag. ISBN 978-3-570-55101-1
- Karl-Heinz Meier-Braun/ Reinhold Weber, Migration und Integration in Deutschland. Begriffe-Fakten-Kontroversen. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. ISBN 978-3-8389-0389-7
- Jochen Oltmer, Globale Migration. Geschichte und Gegenwart. München: C.H. Beck.
ISBN 978-3-406-64092-6
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GRMN 6688

All Sections in Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

GRMN6688A-L16 Lecture (Kossert)