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HIST189E PO - Muslims in Europe

When Offered: One-time only; spring 2019.
Instructor(s): H. Rezai
Credit: 1

Although the encounter between Europe and Muslims has a relatively long history, the settlement of the vast majority of Middle Eastern Muslims in Europe started in the era after World War II. Today Muslims from different ethnic, political, and social backgrounds constitute over 4 percent of the population of the European Union. The nearly century-long migration of an increasing number of guest workers, professionals, and asylum seekers to countries like Germany, France, Sweden, and Great Britain has established Muslims as a large minority in several EU countries. Yet the growing presence of Muslims in European societies in recent years due to escalating violent conflicts, imperialist intervention, sectarian rifts, and terrorist attacks, triggered heated debates about citizenship, racism, integration and the place of Islam and Muslims in Europe. It also gave rise to a growing right-wing mobilization and anti-Muslim animosity, with surprising similarities to the anti-Semitic propaganda of the past. In this course we will examine questions like this: What are the historical, economic, and political reasons for the migration of the Muslims to Europe? Why are some groups of Muslims in the EU integrated, while others are marginalized? Are Muslims equally represented in European democracies? If not, what are the obstacles that prevent Muslim minorities from participation and institutional access? Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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