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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 053 Overcoming the Wall: German Unification and Its Aftermath

Unification has involved economic and social hardships for both the former East and West Germans. The people have demonstrated their discontent in elections. Chancellor Kohl's CDU/CSU party lost at the polls. The new right-wing Republican party is gaining momentum. Extremist movements, such as the Neo-Nazis, terrorize foreign workers and asylum seekers. This seminar explores such contemporary issues through texts and class discussions, group projects, and field trips.