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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


Andrew Donson
Program Director Associate
Professor of German & Scandinavian Studies
Associate Professor of History

Contact Information
Location: Herter Hall 505
Phone: (413) 545-6676
Email: adonson[at]

Research Interests
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and European history social, cultural, and political history;
history of youth, women, workers, and minorities; socialism, communism, nationalism, liberalism, and
fascism; and nineteenth-century German thought

Relevant Links
American Historical Association
German Studies Association
German Historical Institute

Ph.D. 2000, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
M.A. 1995, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
B.A. 1991, Cornell University

Current and Recent Courses
The First World War
The Holocaust
The Weimar Republic
Nazi Germany
Modern German History
Nineteenth-Century German Thought
Western Civilization to 1600
Western Civilization from 1600
Die deutsche Geschichtsschreibung
History of Childhood and Adolescence
Advanced English: Writing and Grammar
Nineteenth-Century Europe: Liberalism and Its Critics
Twentieth-Century Europe: Fascism, Communism, Modernism
Great Books: Greek, Roman, Biblical, and Renaissance
Great Books: Greek Epic, Drama, History, and Philosophy
English as a Second Language