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.
Jewish and Muslim Berlin
Overseas Studies in Berlin
General Education Requirement(s):
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED