German 110: (Lecture 1) Nation and Migration: Germany

Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

Migrations have significantly shaped postwar Germany, yet the country has struggled with accepting this fact. Against this backdrop, the course examines the nature and cultural impact of particular migrations, from guest workers to recent refugees, and pays special attention to the long shadow of Nazism on Germany as a complicating factor. Understanding the specific nature of diversity in Germany also provides perspectives on migration dynamics in other contexts. No prior knowledge required. Taught in English.