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Jewish and Muslim Berlin

Course Description: 

Politics of religion and religious minorities in contemporary German/ Berlin culture, with a focus on Jews and Muslims. Consideration of political, historical, social and cultural perspectives: differences between American and German separation of religion and political structures; the historical establishment of Jewish culture in comparison to the contemporary rise of Islam to second-largest religious community in Germany; antisemitism and Islamophobia in Germany and Europe; recent religious controversies (mosques, circumcision, the veil, etc.) Material: Literature, site visits in Berlin, meetings with representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities.

Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Berlin
Academic Year: 
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED