Program Details

Study the turbulent history of 20th-century Berlin through readings, excursions through the city, and seminar discussions. Earn four credits through this four-week course at NYU Berlin.
Berlin, Germany
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Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

Some of the most thrilling, momentous, and terrible events of the 1900’s occurred in Berlin, and today its streets, buildings, and cultural monuments offer tales of warning and inspiration to the present century. This three-week course will take in many of the sights and sounds of old and contemporary Berlin, but our course will focus on the involvement of twentieth-century, Berlin-based politicians, activists, artists, architects, bohemians, writers, and intellectuals with the causes, experience, and consequences of World War II.

Our period of study begins just before the outbreak of World War I and ends during the astonishing building boom of the post-Wall 1990s and early 2000s. Classes, taught in English, meet four days a week. Group site visits occur throughout the week and on weekends, but students will be given ample opportunity to explore Berlin and develop their own individual projects. Survival German language courses will be offered daily. Students will live in apartments conveniently located near our classroom. Students will provide their own meals. Field trips encompass the rich resources of the city’s museums, neighborhoods, historical sites, memorials and cultural monuments.

Setting Description:
June 1 - 27, 2015 Berlin's streets, buildings, memorials, and cultural monuments offer cautionary tales about the folly of nationalist ambition; inspiring sagas of intellectual and physical courage; cold testimonials of crime and retribution; lyrical ballads of brutal honesty; personal records of hope and despair. From one perspective, all of these narratives are episodes in an epic whose grand and central scene is World War II and that is the point of view to be adopted in this three-week interdisciplinary seminar set in Berlin
Tuition for 4 credits: 3,225 Program Fee (includes some meals, entrance fees): 750 Housing Fee: 1,250 Incidental Costs: Round–trip Airfare (student purchases his/her own airfare) NYU Registration and Services Fee: between $300-500

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.

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