Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

SoSe 2021

A Nation Forged in Fire. Canadian Experience in Two World Wars (1914-1945)

Jean-Michel Turcotte

PULS

This course provides an examination of the Canadian military experience during the first part of the 20th century by focusing on central topics such as international relations, militarization and modern politics, and examining the most relevant works. The course offers an in-depth study of relevant historiography and debates regarding the Canadian participation to the two world wars. The aim is to focus on reading, discussing relevant work, writing a short essay and providing an oral presentation. This √úbung is useful for students interested in Canadian studies with a particular focus on international and military history. Central questions will be how military interactions with other states shaped Canada‚Äôs political and social development, and what role and place have the Great War and the Second World War in Canadian history. Special attention will be dedicated to Canada‚Äôs evolving relationships with the United Kingdom and the United States. We will also look at Canada‚Äôs growing role in the international community as well as the development of the ‚ÄúCanadian nation‚ÄĚ between 1914 and 1945. International, transnational and global aspects will be emphasized in this course. Students are encouraged to obtain a broader understanding of Canadian history. At the end of the course, participants should be capable of critically discussing the merits of different approaches and debates regarding the Canadian experience to global conflicts from 1914 to 1945.

Teaching, Discussion and Papers will be in English.

Literatur

- Desmond Morton, A Military History of Canada (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart 5th ed 2011).
- J.L. Granatstein, Canada’s Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace (Toronton: University of Toronto Press, 2011).
- Tim Cook and J L Granatstein, Canada 1919. A Nation Shaped by War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019).
- J. L. Granatstein, Canada at War: Conscription, Diplomacy, and Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020).
- George F. G. Stanley, Canadas Soldiers The Military History of an Unmilitary People (Toronton: Macmillan, 1960).

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Geschichte 2011
  1092 
Hauptseminar, Ergänzungsmodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
3
2
nein
B2 Geschichte 2015
  222911 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_015 Aufbaumodul Zeitgeschichte
12
2
ja
BA Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft 2016
  222911 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_015 Aufbaumodul Zeitgeschichte
12
2
ja
BA Volkswirtschaftslehre 2019
  222911 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_015 Aufbaumodul Zeitgeschichte
12
2
ja
BL Geschichte 2011
  1092 
Hauptseminar Moderne, Ergänzungsmodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
3
2
nein
BL Geschichte 2013
  220513 
Seminar (Hauptseminar), GES_BA_021 Aufbaumodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne Lehramt
7
2
ja

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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