20th Century World History in Berlin - Making of the Modern World 15 (Berlin, Germany)
Why You Should Go
Few others cities on the globe offer such a rich and multi-layered past as Berlin. We will explore late 19th and 20th century history through extensive visits to Berlin’s many museums and historical sites. We will get to experience Berlin's many diverse neighborhoods and local cultures. Berlin also has an extremely lively cultural scene with (English language) movie theaters, open-air concerts, art galleries, and theaters. As a truly global city, you can get excellent Thai or Indian food in Berlin as well as such signature German dishes as the famous "curry sausage." Or you can do your class readings in one of the numerous sidewalk cafes while sipping a cappuccino and enjoying the lively urban scene. The seminar does not require any previous knowledge of German or European history. All you need is a basic curiosity regarding the major developments that shaped the modern world as well as a willingness to immerse yourself in the life and culture of one of the great capital cities of the 20th Century.
Meet the Professor:
Patrick Patterson is a professor in the History Department, who has been teaching for the Eleanor Roosevelt College Making of the Modern World program since 2001. He taught the 2009 Global Seminar in Berlin and has lived abroad for research for a total of about three years (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Germany). Professor Patterson received the Class of 2005 Outstanding Faculty Award as well as fellowships from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the International Research and Exchanges Board. He is excited to lead another Global Seminar this year.
Prof. Patrick H. Patterson, Dept. of History