NEW! World War II – Part I: The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany

NEW World War II – Part I: The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
6 sessions, 12 hours

This course will offer learners the opportunity to explore a broad overview of Germany’s turbulent political history from 1918 to 1945. This offering is part one of a two part series beginning with the origins of totalitarianism in Europe and Germany, the trauma of German military defeat and economic ruin from the aftermath of World War I. Also discussed is the rise of Adolph Hitler and the political context of the early Nazi party, which includes the Beerhall Putsch and its aftermath as well as the cracks in the Weimar Republic. Finally, an investigation into the breakdown of Germany’s Parliamentary democracy and the consolidation of power will be discussed. Part II of this series will be offered in a future semester, which will include topics such as life in Nazi Germany, Hitler’s foreign policy, the invasion of Poland, Bliztkrieg: the expansion of Nazi power, a new racial order in Europe, and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Instructor: Mr. L. Scott Port holds a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning (History) with high distinction from Liberty University. His interest in history began at a young age, and has taken him to hundreds of U.S. National Historical Landmarks from all periods of American history throughout U.S. Mr. Port served in the U.S. Army for 33 years including military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. His passion for teaching began early and has continued throughout his life by presenting at conferences throughout the mid-Atlantic region. After retiring, Mr. Port taught Adult Basic Education (English, math and reading) classes at Hagerstown Community College and Anne Arundel Community College.

ILR894 World War II – Part I: The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
5-Digit Number: 17242
Wed, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 4/3 – 5/8
Location: Conference Center/E106
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $99.00 Total: $139.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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