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    Vassar College
  Jan 20, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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GERM 101 - Sex Before, During, and After the Nazis

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)

This course offers an introduction to Germany’s unique position in the history of sexuality. As early as the late nineteenth century, Germany and Austria were a hotbed for new thinking sexuality and sexual freedom, including the founding of psychoanalysis and the world’s first homosexual emancipation movement. National Socialism, however, forever changed the way that Germans and non-Germans viewed every aspect of Germany’s history and culture, including its sexual politics. This course examines some of Germany’s most salient debates about sex from the late nineteenth century to the Nazi era and beyond, including the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Materials include autobiographies, fictional works, plays, films, political tracts, and sexual case studies, as well as secondary texts representing a variety of disciplinary approaches. Eric Trump.

Satisfies college requirement for a Freshman Writing Seminar.

Readings and discussions in English.

Two 75-minute periods.

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