The Berlin Wall and Cold War Era

Humboldt University of Berlin

For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the division of the city of Berlin, of Germany and of Europe during the era of the Cold War between the two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Consequently, the fall of the Wall in 1989 was a hugely symbolic turning point in world history. But how can we explain the building of such a dividing monument? How can we account for its fall in 1989? And how does the Wall influence our lives today? The course will provide answers to such questions via readings of texts from political science, sociology and history, while also taking the opportunity to explore the ground on which the events between 1961 and 1989 took place.

Location Berlin, Germany
Period
6 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits 5.0 ECTS
Program fee 680 EUR
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
There is a possible discount if you apply for more courses from the Humboldt University
Application deadline 6 January 2020
Entry requirements:
This course is taught in English, including readings in English. For the understanding of the texts and the discussions in class a language level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.

Participating students need to be at least 18 years old.
Contact information:
International Office
Unter den Linden 6
10999 Berlin
Germany

huwisu@hu-berlin.de
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