Course Description

Course Name

Totalitarian Regimes: Europe 1922 - 1945

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


A comparative exploration of attempts to create totalitarian regimes between 1922 and 1945 in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and elsewhere.

Learning Outcomes
- Appreciation of the intellectual currents and historical circumstances favouring totalitarian styles of rule
- Understanding of the similarities and differences among historical attempts to create totalitarian regimes
- An understanding of totalitarian regimes as political experiments
- An appreciation of historical responses to systematic human atrocities
- An understanding of the historical fragility of democracy

Course materials will be made available electronically.

*Course content subject to change