Germany, Berlin

The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century (late July)

when 20 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1295

This course will be taught in the thrilling city of Berlin, focusing on the making of Europe from a 20th century perspective. You will not only explore the background and history of the World Wars and the era leading up to it, but you will also be introduced to the Interbellum, the Cold War, and the relations of Europe with Russia and the USA. Several excursions will be organised in which you will visit some of the most iconic German landmarks.


Many deeply impacting developments occurred over the course of the 20th century: 2 World Wars were fought, the birth of the United Nations and the fall of communism just to name a few. Being such a crucial city in Europe’s history in the 20th century Berlin is the most logical location for this course.. But of course it is also a wonderful place for you to spend two weeks in the summer, being one of the most vibrant and ‘happening’ cities in Europe today.

Course leader

dr. Wendler

Target group

Students of the social sciences, including economics and business, political sciences, European studies, international relations, history, culture studies and sociology, the sciences and engineering at senior undergraduate or graduate level with an interest in culture, society and politics.

Course aim

Students of the social sciences, including economics and business, political sciences, European studies, international relations, history, culture studies and sociology, the sciences and engineering at senior undergraduate or graduate level with an interest in culture, society and politics.

Credits info

4 ECTS
+ certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 1295: including housing

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